Managed Public Cloud

Managed Public Cloud

managing the cloud

Migrating to the Public Cloud

As always, you want to be at the forefront with your organization and work on innovation every day. IT can make an important contribution to this, but the reality is that in most cases up to 80 percent of the IT budget is spent keeping existing IT up and running. That is why more and more companies are looking to the cloud to streamline work processes and IT infrastructure, so you’re your own IT people get more time to focus on innovation.

In most cases, the focus is on the public cloud. Gartner expects that by 2021, no less than 70 percent of all cloud services will be provided by the ten largest providers. Think of parties such as Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), IBM Cloud and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Advantages of the public cloud are:

 

No capital investments
There’s no need to purchase equipment or the space to house it. Public cloud plan s cost little to set up, and you only pay for the resources you use.

Time savings
The service provider is responsible for the management and maintenance of the data centers where data is stored.

Pay-as-you-use pricing
It is not necessary to have capacity in house “on growth”, which then remains largely unused. If you need more capacity, you can easily scale up and if you need less, you can scale down again.

Improved Security
Cloud providers have teams that are aware of the latest security knowledge. They also use the latest and best data protection tools.

Company policies may require that some data must be stored in Europe or even specifically in the Netherlands. Companies therefore usually do not limit themselves to one cloud provider, whereby the desire to prevent a vendor lock-in naturally plays a part.

The challenge: keeping an overview of different clouds

Those who use different public clouds face the challenge of keeping an overview. The best way to achieve this is to use an integrated management platform with a central dashboard. This provides a visual answer to questions such as:

  • How do the different environments perform within my service levels?
  • How do I keep a grip on costs and ensure the optimal mix?
  • Is my business continuity guaranteed?
  • Where is my data and how do I manage it over the multicloud?

Such a platform forms, as it were, a layer over clouds, so that they feel as one again.

There is more to the transition to the public cloud: how will you organize the operational management? You can do it yourself, of course, but you can also leave this to a service provider so you can spend your time on your business priorities to make strategic progress.

The ‘Managed’ Public Cloud from BPSOLUTIONS

An integrated platform for monitoring and management is a way to keep an overview of multiple clouds. Such a platform helps proactively deal with disruptions.

Managementplatform: één oplossing voor alle clouds
The management platform dashboard shows how services and resources perform and where data is located. BPSOLUTIONS offers an easy-to-use, proprietary powerful solution to proactively improve the performance of your own public cloud infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. By gaining insight in historical performance trends and correlation analysis reports, you will be able to find the cause of any problems faster and manage capacity better.

24/7 proactief beheer
Another advantage is that proactive management is possible, so that your infrastructure performs optimally. You will not be faced with unexpected costs. Advanced analyzes identify problems before they actually occur. Administrators receive a prioritized list of situations to review and resolve.

Cloud orchestration
A management platform also offers opportunities for cloud orchestration. Developers who work with RedHat OpenShift or VMware Tanzu with Kubenetes, for example, automatically place containers containing parts of applications in the cloud that currently offers the best available space. In this way they efficiently handle storage and server capacity. This layer also allows organizations to let apps work together where necessary and to add other functionality from the cloud more easily.

Compliancy
By adding cloud data management, you also ensure that your data is always properly protected. You store data in the cloud that meets your security requirements. Backup and recovery processes also run automatically and uniformly across clouds, whether data is internal, in the public or private cloud.

BPSOLUTIONS offers public cloud infrastructure solutions build on IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. On top of we offer extensive monitoring and support services for Public & Hybrid Cloud.