An IT infrastructure on various cloud platforms offers companies strategic advantages. It provides enterprise users with IT capacities such as virtual machines, storage, applications and functions according to their needs, cost advantages, governance and security requirements as well as performance. As a result of this, companies use the best solution for them, only pay for what they really use and, at the same time, can act independently of cloud providers.
After cloud migration comes professional operation: Ultimately, a complex cloud infrastructure requires expert multi-cloud management that encompasses all cloud services. However, this often presents IT departments with major challenges. You need to orchestrate resources such as virtual servers and applications into different clouds, giving users enough freedom to control costs and governance requirements. Conventional tools for multi-cloud management do not go far enough. The new approach: a multi-cloud framework that meets all requirements.
Conventional cloud management tools are layered over all private and public cloud services used in the company. Nonetheless, this layer works more like a control unit and partially limits the use of functions and features. A management tool thus represents the lowest common denominator. Everything that takes place outside of the tools is out of control, which is a disadvantage – especially for developers who want to use a whole range of services in a public cloud for their work. If the cloud management tool restricts access, a shadow IT environment is built up again without the knowledge of the central company IT, despite the management tool, which should actually be captured with the tool. The idea of using the strengths of the individual cloud platforms is therefore counteracted by a tool approach.
Many corporate cloud landscapes have grown out of proportion and become barely manageable, let alone controlled. The reason: frequently there was no planned strategic entry into the cloud. The consequence: chaos. The central corporate IT no longer knows which applications are running in which cloud and which services are used by whom in the company.
The T-Systems framework approach: Instead of using one tool to lay a layer across all clouds, we look at the needs of the different user groups in your company. In addition to central corporate IT, these include application developers, business users and budget managers. They all have different requirements for a managed multi cloud. The T-Systems framework balances interests by supporting each stakeholder as far as possible and at the same time regulating as little as possible to ensure efficient and compliant cloud operations.
To stay on the road to success, companies need four building blocks: connectivity, cloud and IT infrastructure, security, and digitization. With the multi-cloud framework from T-Systems, companies have a complete overview of multi-cloud infrastructures.