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Multi Cloud Management Tools: What's right for your business?

If you're like most business owners, you're probably using a variety of cloud services to run your company. But managing multiple cloud providers can be costly and time-consuming.

That's where multi cloud management tools come in. CloudOps is one such tool, and it's designed to make multi cloud management easy and efficient.


What is Multi Cloud Management?

Multi cloud management is the process of managing multiple cloud providers in order to simplify and optimize your business' use of the cloud. This can be done with a multi-cloud management tool that will hook into multiple cloud providers and extract the data you need into one unified management dashboard or single pane of glass approach.


Why would I need Multi Cloud Management Tools?

There are a number of reasons why you might need multi cloud management tools. Perhaps you're using a variety of different cloud providers to run your company, and it's becoming difficult and time-consuming to manage them all.

Or maybe you only have one cloud provider but you have cloud deployments across regions and availability zones and need a simple way of visualising your cloud estate. In either case, using multi cloud management tools can help simplify and optimize your business' use of the cloud.


Why use a multi-cloud platform as an ISV or SaaS business?

There are a number of reasons why using a multi-cloud platform is a smart move for ISVs and SaaS businesses:

  • Firstly, it allows you to tap into different markets and reach new customers. By using multiple cloud providers, you can offer your services in more geographies and to more customers
  • Secondly, using multiple clouds gives you greater redundancy and resilience. If one cloud provider goes down, your services will still be running on the other provider. This can be critical for businesses that rely on the cloud to run their operations
  • Thirdly, multi-cloud platforms make it easier to manage your costs. By spreading your services across different providers, you can get the best deals on pricing and avoid overpaying for any one service.


What are the business objectives for using a multi cloud management tool?

Normally when a business implements this type of software the main objectives for the business are:

  • Visibility - The capability to see all of your cloud infrastructure/services in one place
  • Cost control / Budgeting - Controlling your cloud spend across multiple cloud providers/regions. Also applying budgets and alerting to get control of a variable spend.
  • Maintenance - Automating day-to-day tasks from patching to maintenance across your cloud deployments.


What are the advantages of using multi-cloud Management Tools?

There are many benefits to using multi cloud management tools. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it can simplify and optimize your business' use of the cloud. This can lead to savings in areas such as staff time spent on maintenance, reduction of duplication for infrastructure/licences, and reduction of cloud sprawl. Also, CloudOps as a multi-cloud management tool implements cost-saving recommendations based on machine learning. As well as having risk and licence registers, support and advisory services as also included.


To find out more about why CloudOps should be part of your cloud management strategy for AWS & Azure please have a look at our article on the subject.

Or to find out more about CloudOps as a multi cloud management platform then take a test drive or get in touch with a member of our team on 0151 332 3839.