Expanding your cloud infrastructure can be challenging, especially when utilizing multiple cloud providers. Thankfully there is an efficient way to manage more than one cloud service without overcomplicating deployments, security, and cost.
The future is now multicloud, an approach to cloud infrastructure that operates with more than one cloud vendor while taking advantage of each one's strengths to offer a competitive product.
While multicloud is necessary for many organizations, the actual management of it can become complicated for those who are unprepared. In this article, we will explore the barriers to integrating more than one cloud vendor and how best to unify your deployments with AI-powered multicloud on a single pane of glass.
The Challenges of Multiple Cloud Management
Your businesses may find that certain cloud providers accommodate your customers' needs more effectively than others. In addition, a single cloud vendor doesn't typically check all the boxes for factors like pricing, security, and scalability. In this case, you'll need to utilize multiple hosts.
Many businesses deploy apps in AWS but use the Google Cloud for internal storage and maybe even Azure for collaboration. Another example is allocating resources between private and public clouds. You may not be comfortable sharing infrastructure with other clients for sensitive information but find it much more cost-effective to use a public data center for general storage.
In 2020, Foundry's Cloud Computing Study found that the multicloud strategy is on the rise, with 55% of businesses using more than one cloud service. However, management continues to be an issue for organizations, below are the most significant challenges when dealing with various providers across more than one region.
Migrating all your data from bare metal to the public cloud may not be an option; however, the rates and flexibility offered by virtual servers could be the ideal option for most of your data.
While operating between two distinct types of servers is possible, having your data in separate places can be difficult to manage.
Pricing also becomes a factor when using a multicloud strategy. For example, if you are required to use servers in proximity to clients thousands of miles away, hosting can get expensive. You'll want to find the best option for your business while accommodating international clients. Multicloud is likely the answer in this scenario but managing rates from different providers can become overwhelming.
Inconsistent Security Protocols
Offering the best security possible is your top priority, but communicating with clients and execution is complex when you are operating with multiple cloud providers.
Unfortunately, there probably isn't a single cloud solution for every aspect of your business. Even if you've found the perfect provider to accommodate your data and deployments, your customers may request additional features that your vendor doesn't offer as you scale.
How to Unify Your Cloud Deployments
Multicloud is a necessary strategy as your business continues to digitalize or offers more services. Avoiding challenges requires you to unify your cloud deployments giving you complete control with one easy-to-use service.
The best solution to manage your cloud vendors is to integrate your microservices with a multicloud platform-as-a-service. This strategy unifies your cloud infrastructure to a single pane of glass, keeping your company data connected and providing clear visibility over your multicloud environment.
Advantages of Deploying on a Single Pane of Glass
Integrate with Client Platforms
When you've executed a multicloud strategy, you'll be able to easily manage all your client's integrations and cloud instances. Providing optimal visibility and control allows you to optimize all cloud-based interactions reducing waste and offering them more flexibility to scale.
Your cloud service charges will become more transparent and much simpler to manage. An effective PaaS will also allow you to control costs. For example, you'll only have to pay for the CPU/RAM/egress workloads you consume. Since the multicloud platform manages time consuming tasks such as scaling, load balancing, metrics, and service mesh, this allows your organization to significantly reduce devops costs while focusing more on user experience.
Faster Security Remediation
Every cloud provider uses different security protocols. Without a multicloud management strategy in place and a problem detected on one of your servers, you may not be aware of the issue causing a slow response. When your deployments are on a single pane of glass portal, you'll be able to receive notifications across all providers and provide a solution quickly.
Once you've unified your cloud infrastructure, you'll be able to deploy and operate ten times faster because you won't have to worry about Ops and can focus 100% on development.
Learn More About Multicloud Deployments
Multicloud from Datacenters.com utilizes artificial intelligence to scale and manage your multicloud deployments. The highly advanced AI learns and adapts to your specific demands from each cloud provider. Automation creates a seamless process, dramatically reducing your runtime costs.
If you are interested in unifying your cloud providers under one easy-to-use platform, you can deploy today for two months free. Schedule a demo today and our multicloud experts will reach out to you and answer any questions.
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