Common mistakes in a multicloud 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 multicloud strategy, up from 49% in 2017" (Gartner*). Choosing multicloud for your company is a project you can’t avoid forever, and you better avoid making those two common mistakes. Multicloud 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 designing and building your multicloud project with CloudOps approach in mind. Some uninformed companies deploy several Cloud Public with no understanding of how the multicloud architecture will be managed in the long run. When it is decided to move to the production of a multicloud deployment, there are many cloud services caused by the leverage of multiple public clouds with redundant services. It's a too voluminous workload to deal with for the CloudOps team. As a result, the impossibility of operating heterogeneous cloud services and bad consequences on the quality of services. It also means long-term contracts with CSPs and dedicated specialists for each provider.
So how can a company launch and succeed in a multicloud project since they are not multicloud 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 from one CSP to another in your multicloud. Actually, many enterprises going from mono cloud to multicloud 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, but you’ll also need experts to understand each tool without any multicloud communications and coordination. Moreover, automation 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 multicloud 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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