The public cloud can simplify IT environments. But what happens when an enterprise’s cloud environment itself becomes maddeningly complex?
As organizations across industries have increased their cloud spending and made the public cloud a more integral part of their operations, a number of inefficiencies have cropped up. The sources of these complications range from poor design to a lack of governance, and these inefficiencies can lead to negative outcomes that include cost overruns, lack of visibility into the environment and security vulnerabilities.
An effective cloud management strategy can help organizations to manage their environments more efficiently. Such a strategy should include plans to control costs and optimize application performance, as well as to detail who is responsible for which aspects of cloud security.
A variety of solutions and services can help organizations to implement and manage this strategy over time. These solutions include cloud management platforms, application and performance monitoring, backup and recovery, and other tools. Many organizations find it helpful to work closely with a third-party cloud management partner with broad and deep expertise managing cloud environments.