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Weekly CloudNews: Improving Cloud Automation in 2021

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Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

How to improve cloud automation for this year?

Megana Natarajan, Enterprise Talk, Feb. 23, 2021

“Most of the bigger cloud platforms provide built-in visibility discovery features and these might serve the purpose if users are working with a single environment or a provider. However, in hybrid multi-cloud or even multiple account/subscription environments, native tooling can’t bring together all data in a single view.

Such a situation entails that enterprises would have to manually handle the requirement with a range of tools instead of automatically collating it into a single place. The second method is a better approach, especially for diverse, complex environments. A cloud monitoring or management platform that provides the single view capability is essentially, automatically combining all the required data to one place. It can simplify long-term operations.”

Calculating cloud migration costs: What CIOs need to consider

John Burke, TechTarget, Feb. 23, 2021

“On average, enterprises spend about 12% more to run a workload in IaaS than they do running it in their own data center. That average encompasses both workloads on which they manage to achieve great savings and those on which costs double or triple when compared to the cost of providing the service themselves. The more work that is lifted and shifted without modification, the more likely it is that the CIO will have to budget for cost increases.

CIOs who want to plan for a cloud migration, even if they are not doing so in order to save money, must take care to model cloud migration costs not just for what they will spend in the cloud environment itself, but also for the planning and migration phases and all the costs of operating the cloud environment once it is established. Failing to do so can invite unpleasant surprises for the rest of leadership — including the CEO and the CFO.”

Demand is high for full-stack observability with business context

Esther Shein, TechRepublic, Feb. 23, 2021

“The shift to digital-first business models to weather the storm and minimize the commercial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has placed technologists at the forefront of their organizations’ response. This forced a 3X acceleration of digital transformation projects, according to the AppDynamics research.

The new research also highlights the fact that rapid digital transformation has added staggering technical complexity throughout IT departments, with technologists listing the following factors as key contributors: a new set of priorities and challenges (80%), technology sprawl and a patchwork of legacy and cloud technologies (78%), acceleration to cloud computing (77%), multiple, disconnected monitoring systems (74%).”

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