Cloud management can include everything from the deployment and management of web-based resources such as apps, databases, web content management systems, and servers, to network performance, compliance, and security monitoring solutions for e-commerce hosting.
It may include disaster recovery and contingency planning as well. Some companies take a cloud management do-it-yourself approach, while others hire a managed service provider like United Private Cloud to manage all of their cloud environment.
Depending on the cloud type, cloud management platforms differ. A public cloud service provider, which typically charges for its services on a pay-as-you-go basis, manages public clouds. Businesses can manage their own cloud with private and hybrid clouds or hire a managed service provider to administer and support some or all of their cloud resources.
Why use Cloud Management?
- Access to expertise: According to the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report, the biggest roadblock to cloud adoption is a lack of in-house expertise. The expertise you need can quickly be provided by a managed service provider.
- Competitive advantage: Companies can increase speed-to-market and benefit from access to agility, flexibility, and scalability-optimized cloud-based resources.
- Cost Savings: By eliminating data center investments and the need to hire specialized in-house IT staff, you might be able to reduce operating costs.
- Increased security: Professionals help protect your network and data by taking advantage of managed virtual environments, firewalls, and traffic monitoring services.