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Thurman Mills

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Why Hybrid Cloud Needs Virtualization

Everything is moving to, or has already gone to, the cloud. And by cloud, we mean the datacenters of the tech behemoths — i.e AWS, Azure, Google, Equinix, Oracle, and others. More specifically, the most visible side of cloud computing is its major public cloud actors and what is referred to as the “public cloud.” While these massive cloud services providers and a large part of their cloud competitors tend to grow in business volume and size, there is an unmistakable shift happening in how their customers are relying on these services to power their own businesses.

As more and more workloads and datasets are being uploaded onto cloud platforms, a move away from public cloud is also happening — and has been noticeable since about four years now. Here’s what’s currently taking place…

Public cloud comes with several benefits, the first one being the convenience of outsourcing IT operations and the complexity that comes with it. The very nature of public cloud, however, forces organizations to adapt to the cloud platform they rely on and to rewrite some or all of their own applications to be cloud native. While this is far from being a bad idea in its own right, it does not really solve an organization’s problems — nor does it do anything to reduce their costs. By moving all or some of their infrastructure back from the public cloud to a private cloud or on-premises, or even choosing to split their workloads among several public cloud service providers, organizations are able to take advantage of the best of both worlds, while effectively dealing with the downsides of each option. This trend is usually referred to as the hybrid cloud.

In order to take advantage of all these options, it is necessary to understand that there are a few key tools that are capable of empowering organizations to run and migrate their systems and applications from one type of infrastructure to another.

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Multi-cloud Spending: 8 Tips To Lower Cost

A multi-cloud approach is nothing but leveraging two or more cloud platforms for meeting the various business requirements of an enterprise. The multi-cloud IT environment incorporates different clouds from multiple vendors and negates the dependence on a single public cloud service provider. Thus enterprises can choose specific services from multiple public clouds and reap the benefits of each.

Given its affordability and agility, most enterprises opt for a multi-cloud approach in cloud computing now. A 2018 survey on the public cloud services market points out that 81% of the respondents use services from two or more providers. Subsequently, the cloud computing services market has reported incredible growth in recent times. The worldwide public cloud services market is all set to reach $500 billion in the next four years, according to IDC.

By choosing multi-cloud solutions strategically, enterprises can optimize the benefits of cloud computing and aim for some key competitive advantages. They can avoid the lengthy and cumbersome processes involved in buying, installing and testing high-priced systems. The IaaS and PaaS solutions have become a windfall for the enterprise’s budget as it does not incur huge up-front capital expenditure.

However, cost optimization is still a challenge while facilitating a multi-cloud environment and a large number of enterprises end up overpaying with or without realizing it. The below-mentioned tips would help you ensure the money is spent wisely on cloud computing services.

  • Deactivate underused or unattached resources

Most organizations tend to get wrong with simple things which turn out to be the root cause for needless spending and resource wastage. The first step to cost optimization in your cloud strategy is to identify underutilized resources that you have been paying for.

Enterprises often continue to pay for resources that have been purchased earlier but are no longer useful. Identifying such unused and unattached resources and deactivating it on a regular basis brings you one step closer to cost optimization. If needed, you can deploy automated cloud management tools that are largely helpful in providing the analytics needed to optimize the cloud spending and cut costs on an ongoing basis.

  • Figure out idle instances

Another key cost optimization strategy is to identify the idle computing instances and consolidate them into fewer instances. An idle computing instance may require a CPU utilization level of 1-5%, but you may be billed by the service provider for 100% for the same instance.

Every enterprise will have such non-production instances that constitute unnecessary storage space and lead to overpaying. Re-evaluating your resource allocations regularly and removing unnecessary storage may help you save money significantly. Resource allocation is not only a matter of CPU and memory but also it is linked to the storage, network, and various other factors.

  • Deploy monitoring mechanisms

The key to efficient cost reduction in cloud computing technology lies in proactive monitoring. A comprehensive view of the cloud usage helps enterprises to monitor and minimize unnecessary spending. You can make use of various mechanisms for monitoring computing demand.

For instance, you can use a heatmap to understand the highs and lows in computing visually. This heat map indicates the start and stop times which in turn lead to reduced costs. You can also deploy automated tools that help organizations to schedule instances to start and stop. By following a heatmap, you can understand whether it is safe to shut down servers on holidays or weekends.

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Adaline Kulas

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What are the benefits of cloud migration? Reasons you should migrate

The moving of applications, databases and other business elements from the local server to the cloud server called cloud migration. This article will deal with migration techniques, requirement and the benefits of cloud migration.

In simple terms, moving from local to the public cloud server is called cloud migration. Gartner says 17.5% revenue growth as promised in cloud migration and also has a forecast for 2022 as shown in the following image.

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Hybrid Cloud: What You Need To Know

Most large enterprises understand the value of the cloud. But of course, there are major challenges in making the transition because of the costs and risks of ripping out legacy systems. This is why the hybrid cloud is becoming important.

“There is a classic definition of hybrid cloud, and a few that are market evolved,” said David Linthicum, who is the Chief Cloud Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting LLP. “The classic definition, as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a paired private (exists on premises) and public cloud. An organization is able to run applications on either the private or public side, or in some cases even run a single application on both private and public clouds. The market evolved definition of hybrid cloud, on the other hand, is a bit more loosely defined. Those hybrid clouds, while still leveraging a public cloud, are different types of systems that exist on premises, such as mainframes, traditional servers, etc. They function like a hybrid cloud in that they can leverage either the on-premises systems, the public cloud systems, or both in support of application and database processing.  This often goes by other names, such as hybrid IT. I call it pragmatic hybrid clouds.”

#big data & cloud #cloud strategy #hybrid cloud #cloud

Thurman  Mills

Thurman Mills

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Why Hybrid Cloud Needs Virtualization

Everything is moving to, or has already gone to, the cloud. And by cloud, we mean the datacenters of the tech behemoths — i.e AWS, Azure, Google, Equinix, Oracle, and others. More specifically, the most visible side of cloud computing is its major public cloud actors and what is referred to as the “public cloud.” While these massive cloud services providers and a large part of their cloud competitors tend to grow in business volume and size, there is an unmistakable shift happening in how their customers are relying on these services to power their own businesses.

As more and more workloads and datasets are being uploaded onto cloud platforms, a move away from public cloud is also happening — and has been noticeable since about four years now. Here’s what’s currently taking place…

Public cloud comes with several benefits, the first one being the convenience of outsourcing IT operations and the complexity that comes with it. The very nature of public cloud, however, forces organizations to adapt to the cloud platform they rely on and to rewrite some or all of their own applications to be cloud native. While this is far from being a bad idea in its own right, it does not really solve an organization’s problems — nor does it do anything to reduce their costs. By moving all or some of their infrastructure back from the public cloud to a private cloud or on-premises, or even choosing to split their workloads among several public cloud service providers, organizations are able to take advantage of the best of both worlds, while effectively dealing with the downsides of each option. This trend is usually referred to as the hybrid cloud.

In order to take advantage of all these options, it is necessary to understand that there are a few key tools that are capable of empowering organizations to run and migrate their systems and applications from one type of infrastructure to another.

#cloud services #hybrid cloud #cloud

Explained: IBM’s New Hybrid Cloud Security Services

  • The report said cloud misconfiguration was among the leading cause of data breaches, accounting for about one in five data breaches studied.

Today, organisations use a mix of cloud and on-premise resources to achieve agility, security, and security. While the cloud offers a range of benefits, visibility and security issues pose a challenge.

As per IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report, businesses lost $3.86 million per data breach incident. The survey was jointly conducted by IBM and Ponemon Institute, reviewing 524 companies from 17 countries and 17 sectors. The report said cloud misconfiguration was among the leading causes of data breaches, accounting for about one in five data breaches studied.

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