Does a Hybrid Cloud Environment Call for Cloud Management Software?

    February 2, 2017

    By Jeff Schultz

    It’s becomes more and more difficult to manage all of your IT resources efficiently as infrastructures become more complex. The right cloud management software offers more holistic views of often siloed infrastructures and automates resource distribution.

    It’s a cliche that businesses are constantly under pressure to innovate, but what often goes unspoken is that this pressure falls disproportionately upon IT departments. In order to scale alongside the drive to create innovative new products and services, network infrastructures have become increasingly complex. Building these new infrastructures on top of legacy hardware tends to be a high-cost procedure, but companies see a solution in the cloud.

    Hybrid cloud usage has increased significantly since 2015, according to a study conducted by RightScale. In a survey polling 1,060 IT professionals, 71% said their company had adopted a hybrid cloud environment, up from 58% in 2015. Only 18% said they had moved their resources fully to the cloud.

    Because IT resources are spread across a mix of mainframe, virtualized, and cloud-based environments, there exists a growing need for cloud management. Fortunately, new developments in cloud management software are giving IT professionals greater control over their networks.

    Benefits of Cloud Management Software

    Cloud management allows IT professionals to monitor specific metrics in real time to ensure that network managers are able to make mission-critical IT decisions at the appropriate moment.

    Provisioning remains one of the biggest games of tug-of-war within the IT world. While under-provisioning IT resources can lead to disastrous outages and slow load times, over-provisioning can heighten costs significantly and unfairly brand your department as a cost center to executives.

    Cloud computing offers IT departments a unique flexibility, allowing them to scale and allocate resources on-demand. But because IT infrastructures tend to sprawl across multiple environments, performance analysts are often unable to take advantage of that flexibility — it’s difficult to get a clear view of how resources are being distributed throughout your entire infrastructure. Cloud management software provides a real-time picture of network load so that resources can be deployed in a way that is proportionate to changes in demand.

    A Better Solution

    Unfortunately, not all cloud management software tools are created equal. Some fail to offer granular views into virtualized and/or cloud-based activity, leaving your network susceptible to outages caused by systems outside of the software’s monitoring capabilities.

    TeamQuest’s Vityl brings all of your IT resources under one umbrella to simplify cloud monitoring and management, potentially saving your operation millions of dollars by reducing costly outages and wasteful overprovisioning. By remaining vendor-agnostic, Vityl can monitor physical servers, virtual servers, and cloud.

    Vityl allows everyone involved in the decision-making process — from IT professionals to business executives — to interact with network information with varying degrees of depth. Vityl Dashboard consolidates technical IT data from disparate environments and transforms it into actionable information for both IT and business leaders.

    Take command of your services using Vityl Adviser, TeamQuest’s performance management software that allows you to monitor the health of your system and make proactive changes in real time. Using a series of ever-evolving algorithms, Adviser can quickly identify services and systems that need immediate attention and predict which systems will cause issues in the future. This powerful tool will free IT departments from the guesswork involved in provisioning resources, allowing them to tackle more high-value and innovative work.

    Understanding the ins and outs of your network can be a daunting task, but proper cloud management software can ensure that you are making informed decisions to ensure that your system is running optimally.

    Category: cloud