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Multicloud Management Software

4 x 4 Benefits and Challenges of Multicloud Environment

Today, an increasing number of organisations are using a mulitcloud environment. That is because a multi-cloud environment has clear benefits, but these benefits come with significant challenges.

The four benefits of a multicloud environment

There are a long list of positives of a multi-cloud environment. The four factors that stand out for many are:


Best of breed solutions - You are free to compare different providers meaning you can secure the best available rates for your specific requirements.


Risk is spread - You can avoid the misfortune of a disaster affecting a single cloud providers infrastructure.


Improved scalability - Getting access to a range of cloud environments allows you flexibility and the ability to avoid vendor lock-in.


Compliance - Having many cloud providers makes it easier to meet your obligations to Governance, Risk Management and Compliance regulations.

The Four Challenges of Multicloud:

Solutions create their own problems. In general terms, organisations face four challenges when working in a multicloud environment:


Securing internal resource - The need to upskill teams. Business who choose a mixed cloud model now face the challenge of hiring and retaining people with the right skills to manage each cloud. Additionally, the skills thought of as ‘nice to haves’ for a single cloud environment now become ‘must-haves’ in a multi-cloud world.


Limited visibility - When you are operating in a multicloud environment you do not have a consolidated, holistic view across all the clouds. Each cloud provider offers their own native tools to monitor, manage and operate resources in its environment. Each vendor cloud brings with it its own tools to manage.


Complex governance - Data can be found across different cloud providers and across different regions. This means governance and compliance is a challenge. Compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and others becomes complex. In the worst cases it leads to data breaches with severe consequences.


Managing costs - Because you don't have a mechanism to control costs across all your cloud platforms, it is easy to end up with a ‘cloud sprawl’ problem. The costs associated with any service can quickly spin out of control.

That’s why a cloud management platform is essential to multicloud success. Investing in the right cloud management platform helps IT teams to make sure that everything is operating effectively.

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All about IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

Investing in a cloud management solution creates an operating environment that’s rich in automation, orchestration and strong on compliance. The IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management is software solution offering that enables you to streamline business operations, workloads and clusters across multiple cloud environments. It is the foundation IT teams needs to bridge the gap between processes, tools and people.  The software solution integrates with commonly used tools and applications that you may already have in place for your business operations.


Why Choose Bell Integration for IBM?

With over 20 years of experience of working with IBM, we are perfectly positioned to provide comprehensive consultancy, support, software, migration services and technology. Our consultants can design, deploy, manage and optimise your IBM applications. We ensure your IBM solution meets your business needs and can be transformed to achieve your organisations objectives.

To find out more about how the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management could help you get the most from your multicloud environment, giving you better management, visibility and control over your public and private cloud services, please check out our webpage, or get in touch with your account manager.

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