As with any IT infrastructure, your cloud infrastructure is easiest to manage from an integrated management console. Cloud management platforms will cater for your requirements in:
- Applying IT policies to ensure only authorised users access applications and data
- Supporting IT processes such as IT service management
- Integrating virtual and physical infrastructure management, if required
- Automating tasks such as configuring, deploying, replicating, backing up virtual machines or data
- Monitoring performance and usage.
The right management framework depends on the infrastructure you are managing (or plan to manage) and the degree of configurability, monitoring, automation and reporting you need. Your Cloud Solutions Group technical consultant will take into account the management requirements of the cloud infrastructure you are designing, and recommend appropriate management tools.