Common mistakes in a multi-cloud project
As you don't always have time to read use cases, examine white papers, or attend live conferences, InterCloud, (the leading Software Defined Cloud Interconnect (SDCI) pioneer in Europe) tries to provide simple answers to many complex questions.
If you belong to the IT world, you probably already know that, “ By 2022, about 75% of enterprise customers using cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will adopt a deliberate multi-cloud strategy, up from 49% in 2017" (Gartner*). Choosing multi-cloud for your company is a project you can’t avoid forever, you better avoid making those two common mistakes. Multi-cloud is a distributed architecture way more complex than “just deploying and managing more than a single public cloud”.
One of the most common mistakes SDCI providers hear from the IT department is : “not desigining and building your multi-cloud project with CloudOps approach in mind. Some uninformed companies deploy several Cloud Public with no understanding of how this multi-cloud architecture will be managed in the long run. When it is decided to move to production of a multi cloud deployment, there’s a lot of cloud services caused by the leverage of multiple public clouds with redundant services. It's a too voluminous workload to deal for the cloudops team. As a result : the impossibility to operate heterogeneous cloud services and bad consequences on the quality of services. It also means long-term contracts with CSP’s and dedicated specialists for each provider.
So how can a company launch and succeed a multi-cloud project since they are not multi-cloud experts ? The best option is to automate and leverage abstractions to manage the complexity and still provide the best benefits. That’s why InterCloud provides a fully managed service with an end-to-end solution and direct connections with major CSPs.
The second common mistake made by companies is to go full “cloud native”. In fact, you can use the same interfaces and automation frome one CSP to another in your multi-cloud. Actually, many enterprises going from mono cloud to multi-cloud are keeping the native tools that came with a particular public cloud, such as security and operations tools. Companies choosing to keep specific management and monitoring tools for each CSP will have to learn and leverage a tool per CSP. Very time consuming and not very cost effective. If it’s an easy problem to understand, it’s not that simple to handle, it’s undeniable that cloud-native apps are great, but only using native tools for all sorts of management and security tasks seems risky. Not only, you’ll need experts to understand each tool without any multi-cloud communications and coordination. Moreover, autovation will need to occur in several spots instead of one.
End-to-end managed services provided by InterCloud, pioneer of Software Defined Cloud InterConnect, ensure agility and performance to cloud networking.
Thanks to SDCI, specifically designed to improve and optimize the management of your network services, you will be able to :
-Design, deploy, and monitor seamless multi-cloud connectivity with InterCloud automated platform.
-Deploy private links between your distributed on-premise resources and the Cloud
-Ensure secure and reliable access for your end users
-Manage all your interconnections with end-to-end visibility on each link
-Guarantee the bandwidth allocated to a specific group of users or applications
-Monitor your performance indicators in real time on specific KPI
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