How to effectively manage Cloud Sprawl

Cloud computing, Cloud Migration, Industry insights, Uncategorized

As the adoption of cloud technology rises, so does the problem of cloud sprawl.  Cloud sprawl is the result of unchecked growth of cloud-based computing resources at a rate that surpasses the requirements of the existing user base. When cloud sprawl is left unchecked, it can affect the organization in question and depreciate your hybrid Cloud performance.  For this reason and many others, properly managing and controlling cloud sprawl is a necessary part of a comprehensive IT strategy. 

Managing Cloud sprawl with an Integrated Approach

While point-to- point solutions  just addresses the problem at the point of need, it adds to the  burden of your IT team in managing the existing infrastructure. A better approach would be to look at cloud sprawl from an integrated approach- that looks at your entire hybrid cloud environment- through every app, workload and endpoint – both through the security viewpoint as well as the performance.  
Following an integrated, cloud-native solution can provide the insights you need to fix issues faster, and to manage the risks introduced by cloud sprawl. There’s really no need to reinvent the wheel or rely on manual processes when you implement a management solution that’s made for the cloud.

In this blog, you’ll learn how this approach to security, protection, monitoring, configuration, and governance can help your organization manage cloud sprawl and achieve a more efficient hybrid cloud.

Safeguard your enterprise with end-to-end security

Security threats keeps evolving and to fix it – you need visibility and insights to respond to insights quickly.  Having an integrated end-to-end approach can help you gain a unified view of your environment and allows you to protect your environment proactively. When you have a holistic understanding of your security posture, you can:

– Remediate against vulnerabilities
– Make ongoing assessments and recommendations
– Rapidly deploy built-in security controls
– Integrate existing processes, tools, and partner solutions
– Reduce attack surface with predictive analytics
– Centrally manage security policies

You get the answers you need to keep your enterprise up and running, and you’re able to detect threats and take action before they can cause damage.

Offer Protection against business disruption

Traditional approaches don’t allow you to cover your entire environment and take control of your data resources. What’s needed is a robust management solution that allows you to create customized backup and disaster recovery options to protect your data in the cloud, and on-premises. In the event of a disruption, this approach can accelerate recovery times and help you avoid costly downtime. Given the enormous cost of downtime, rapid recovery is vital.

A comprehensive solution should consider requirements such as:
• Robust backup, and disaster recovery that provides for failover of on-premises workloads, preventing downtime and disruption during  a disaster
• Replication of virtual machines to increase compliance and application availability
 • Built-in protection against ransomware
• Pay-as-you-go with no secondary site  resource costs
 • Meeting or exceeding industry standards  and regulation compliance

As you mindfully address the above requirements, it can help you simplify complexity in a modern hybrid cloud environment, meeting both the application availability and data protection needs of today’s organizations.

Change the game with Automation and configuration

In a traditional datacenter environment, manual hotfixes are common—but often result in numerous “snowflake” servers that can’t be managed or replicated. This problem is avoided in the cloud, where you can automate common processes using configuration management.  It is much simpler to use built-in policies and  out-of-the-box dashboards and queries that can be configured to execute whenever you receive an alert, instead of relying on administrators to find and fix the same issues every time they occur.

Six benefits of  Implementing automation and control in cloud

Automated remediation:
Take immediate action in response to alerts or log search queries.

Orchestrated recovery:
Reduce recovery time objectives for multi-tier applications and checkpoints.

Integrated solutions
 Save time and effort by leveraging  out-of-the-box partner integrations and solutions.

Consistent configuration
 Avoid configuration drift: apply, monitor, automatically update desired app state and infrastructure resources.

Intelligent patching
Reduce complexity: use insights into workload dependencies and time estimates

Change monitoring
Enable compliance reporting:  correlate changes and understand application dependencies faster with universal change tracker.

How Tekpros can help?

Many organizations don’t have the time or staff to properly execute hybrid strategies. They risk letting their multi-cloud environment uncontrollably. Many turn to MSP to deliver remote monitoring and management services that help keep downtime to a minimum while optimizing performance.
 Tekpros suite of services can help you execute a successful hybrid cloud implementation by analyzing your environment from ground zero. We work towards maximizing your cloud performance by following an integrated approach to performance, security, compliance and more. We have led successful hybrid cloud implementations with proven blueprints, expertise and modern technology solutions.

Interested in collaborating for business? Drop a message at contact@tekpros.com or call our executive at 972 267 8357.


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