Tips for Hybrid Cloud Management

Hybrid cloud management enables companies to reduce technology costs and increase access to enterprise resources, all while ensuring flexibility and control. More specifically, companies are leveraging hybrid cloud management with the end-state of achieving cost goals while empowering their organizations with operational efficiency.

Lower Costs

Large data centers, commonly found in hybrid clouds, lower costs by leveraging the economies of scale. Data centers reduce costs associated with hardware, electricity, and management, including infrastructure resources and overhead in the form of personnel. They also lower costs by leveraging automation to increase operational efficiency. Another advantage is the ability to retain ownership of devices and lease them to end-users, which can save a large company money. The point being that by packaging physical assets and service together, companies have multiple options for building revenue streams that are both different and reliable. For example, organizations can choose to charge a one-time implementation fee to cover the cost of devices. Finally, by reselling hardware to the end-users, large companies can also offer service and support on a monthly basis.

Add Efficiency to Operations

The second most popular reason for hybrid cloud management, within an organization’s current IT infrastructure, or legacy infrastructure, is the potential for operational efficiency. Hybrid cloud management empowers IT departments with provisional resources across an entire spectrum of resources to drive custom solutions for customers, clients and employees. The result is that IT staff spend less time on infrastructure management and have more time solving organizational challenges or creating new business opportunities that will add to the organization’s bottom line.

Improve Customer Relationships

Hybrid cloud management tools can add agility to any infrastructure, which can ultimately result in quicker production rates for goods and services. Leveraging hybrid cloud management within companies drives closer control between administrators and multiple cloud networks that ultimately help drive business value. For example, in the retail environment, it facilitates the production of custom marketing geared to increase product sales and strengthen the relationship between the customer and the company.

Cloud Management Platforms Facilitate Hybrid Cloud Management

Hybrid cloud management empowers both developers and cloud architects, by providing developers with self-service IT, enabling them to access the servers and services they need with just a few clicks, when and how they need them.  Hybrid cloud management also eliminates the complexity that the hybrid cloud can bring, enabling self-service IT and user empowerment, even for the most complex environments.

Hybrid Cloud Management: One View For Many Clouds

Hybrid cloud management consolidates both internal and external clouds into a single user-facing application that allows users to easily manage and provision resources on demand. Once installed, it gives administrators the power to set provisioning conditions and empowers end users to access the environments needed to do their jobs.

Finally, it aligns the IT spend. Hybrid cloud management ideally is able to close the gap between your IT spend and the needs of the business, while simplifying the budgeting and cost recovery from cloud services.

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