Significant industry trends are causing Enterprise IT organizations to fundamentally change what they do, and the value that they bring to the business. Trends drive Enterprise IT to be more agile and respond to business needs faster across traditional IT, private and public clouds. Enterprise IT is expected to be a powerful partner to the business, and deliver new ideas on how to deliver greater value to customers. All of this is expected to happen while having a firm grip on cost management, IT services and the influences of Shadow IT. These are just some of the daunting challenges that lie in store for Enterprise IT today, and considerations that need to taken and as discussed further in this article.
Why cloud management matters to you…
From the CIO and CMO perspective, cloud management needs to be able to simplify day-to-day operations. It needs to offer a common unified toolset of IT operation management functionalities, with a consistency in use that spans traditional IT to private and public clouds in parallel. A cloud management toolset should avoid vendor lock-in, and provide peace of mind when making current and future IT investments. It has to provide investment confidence that is made possible by an open, flexible architecture that supports extensibility and heterogeneity.
Extensibility allows for HP and third-party resources to be easily integrated for use via REST APIs, with heterogeneity in supporting multi-hypervisor, multi-vendor environments. These same multi-hypervisor, multi-vendor environments need to have unconditional access, to enjoy the same set of operation management functionalities without fear of hidden costs. Cloud management needs to offer enterprise-class, hybrid delivery across traditional IT as well as private and public cloud.
With cloud management, Enterprise IT need to be able to broker their choice of complex multi-tiered application-platform-infrastructure services for the hybrid cloud. This is feasible by drawing upon a comprehensive portfolio of advanced IT operations management functionalities. It is important to utilize a modular approach towards the addition of operations management capabilities such as end-to-end application performance management and cloud security. As a CIO and/or CMO, the cloud management chosen must allow you to buy what you need, when you need.
HP Cloud Management - one integrated toolset for success …
These are the exacting operating challenges that cloud management has to address. The proof point will be in delivering complicated multi-tiered Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), for use across traditional IT, private and public cloud today - using a single cloud management toolset. Key to this success lies in the integrated set of functionalities that the cloud management solution brings. To monitor, analyze, optimize, and maintain application-platform-infrastructure services across dynamic multi-cloud environments.
HP Cloud Management is that single toolset that provides an open, extensible chassis that accommodates modular growth. HP Cloud Management removes management complexity and simplifies day-day operations. It increases agility in response to changing business needs, whilst enhancing business value. It adds to operations management functionalities - including application performance management and cloud security. Learn more on how with HP Cloud Management, this unlocks your potential to be a broker of enterprise-grade cloud services for the hybrid cloud.