Managing Cloud governance, security, and operations is overwhelming and in the age of multi-cloud, it’s even more challenging with skilled resources constraints, complexity, and priorities.
Effective management of your cloud costs can be overwhelming, Cloud costs can quickly become an untamed beast if you do not align your services with your usage. Brining in cloud forecast accuracy, Budget, Accountability and Anomaly detection.
Effective Governance of your clouds, Cloud governance delivered as Code including best practices of policies and guardrails. Abstraction of complexity and automated code.
Secured Cloud of multi-cloud, cloud security delivered with intentional security posture, proactive threat identification, security risk management and security risk Assurance.
Here are some common challenges that contribute to cloud operation for enterprises:
- Financial Operations: Lack of cost and budget visibility, accountability, and optimization opportunities
- Security Operations: non-transparent comprehensive cloud security posture, compliance assurance, and multi-cloud compliance challenges
- Cloud Operations: Non-automated and lack of tools integrations. Lacking cloud utilization insights
- Well Architecture Frameworks: Identify and enforce cloud best practices for robustness, reliability, sustainability, cost, and operational effectiveness.
The hybrid cloud management approach of the Cloud Operation Center begins by addressing the governance of resources within the environment. According to the center, governance involves proactively ensuring the organization’s success through the establishment of rules, frameworks, and processes. Conversely, management takes a reactive stance, focusing on mitigating and resolving issues as they arise.
The cloud operation center platform leverages advanced Artificial Intelligence for Operations (AIOps) functionality to achieve consistent and automated governance across hybrid cloud operations, security, cost, access, and resources. Its primary objective is to ensure the security and consistency of all Dev/Ops processes prior to workload deployment, thereby minimizing security and compliance issues during the transition to production. By prioritizing governance in its management approach, the cloud operation center recognizes the increasing security risks and provides a robust framework for governance and management that can be applied to various customer environments. Additionally, the platform aims to quantify management and governance by offering customers an overall environment health score, along with proactive measures.
The cloud operation center is actively developing a comprehensive sustainability pillar as part of its robust hybrid cloud management platform. This pillar encompasses both management and governance aspects. Furthermore, the company is a pioneer in promoting sustainability within the hybrid cloud industry, being the first to initiate the development of a sustainability pillar within its platform. With its strong overall strategy and performance.
The cloud operation center focuses on capacity optimization by implementing rightsizing techniques and identifying unused resources. It also ensures robust cost governance by incorporating anomaly detection, cost allocation, and monitoring billing activities. The platform enables intelligent procurement through effective run-time management and scheduling of spot instances. It further unlocks savings and discounts by leveraging multiyear spending commitments, capacity reservations, and usage-based discounts. Additionally, the center strives to establish a culture of cost accountability.
The cloud operation center is responsible for setting up and establishing a robust security perimeter and posture. It actively identifies misconfigurations and compliance risks within the cloud environment. To ensure a strong security foundation, the center implements a Least Privileged Access Policy and follows a Zero Trust approach. It continuously monitors the system and takes prompt action to remediate any drifts or deviations from the desired state. Moreover, the center ensures simultaneous compliance with multiple standards, emphasizing the importance of meeting regulatory requirements across various frameworks.
The cloud operation center enables resource consistency by implementing universal tagging governance, ensuring that all resources are appropriately labeled and categorized. It automates the scanning of templates and blueprints to validate their security and operational compliance. The center integrates with various ecosystem components such as IT Service Management (ITSM), monitoring systems, and change management tools. It also automates workflows through self-service catalogs, allowing users to request and provision resources efficiently. Additionally, the center ensures the update and availability of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about the deployed resources.
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