The Importance of Multi-Cloud Management

Cloud services can be daunting to set up and maintain – and engaging with multi-cloud services can be even more intimidating. Even so, there are benefits to using a multi-cloud strategy, whatever your approach within it might be. Disaster recovery becomes easier if your important or sensitive data is kept redundantly across multiple servers. A multi-cloud strategy also means that as you need more resources during especially busy times, you have the ability to scale and offload any processing necessary quickly. Alternatively, you can route requests to different cloud servers which are optimized for specific tasks.

At first glance, you might think the terms “multi-cloud” and “hybrid cloud” mean the same thing, but there is a distinction. Public cloud services are cheap and accessible, allowing you to pay only for what you need as you use it. However, you get what you pay for, as it is a shared resource. A private cloud is specifically assigned to one client, allowing them access to its full resources. A hybrid cloud combines these approaches, which allows (for instance) using public cloud resources when your private cloud is hitting its max load. A multi-cloud strategy can be comprised of any or all of these approaches.

As you can imagine, using multiple cloud servers can be challenging to manage. You will need a way to check the performance of each server and navigate what information is kept on each. There is also the issue of vendor lock; if you wish to use the advantages of cloud servers from multiple vendors for different purposes, you either need to make do with one vendor or pay extra for multiple services.

A good cloud management platform (CMP) can give you the benefits of a multi-cloud strategy while taking the challenges off your shoulders. CloudHelm Control allows you to easily manage multiple cloud services in a unified interface. By giving you the ability to see that all is well in each of your cloud platforms through a single pane of glass, we make it easy to monitor changes and updates without the need for multiple interfaces for different cloud services. In fact, you can even manage cloud solutions through CloudHelm Control without in-depth knowledge of the cloud framework itself.

If you are interested in the benefits of a multi-cloud strategy without the hassle that goes with managing a multi-cloud environment, contact CloudHelm today.

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