One of the biggest IT hotspots today is the hybrid cloud. Larger IT operations teams are either experimenting with a hybrid structure or actively moving into production use. As a relatively new IT approach, the hybrid cloud still presents deployment and management pitfalls that slow adoption and make smooth, ongoing operations harder to achieve.
A hybrid cloud management platform consists of two or more segments. One is a private computer cluster that typically handles mission-critical and core enterprise workloads, and the other is a segment â€” or multiple segments â€” of public cloud infrastructure that handles workload demand spikes and other tasks, such as backup and archiving, web-serving and media delivery.
Jim O’Reilly at The MSP Hub details the key areas for automated hybrid cloud management.
- The case for automated hybrid cloud management
- Hybrid cloud deployment
- Hybrid cloud monitoring
- Policy-based control
- Billing systems