It doesn’t need to be all or nothing when it comes to cloud – CSI can help you find the right balance
First cloud, now containerisation… The world of technology is teeming with innovations that are bringing new agility to enterprises everywhere. The pace of progress is so fast that it can be challenging to identify the best place to run each of your digital workloads. That’s where working with an expert such as CSI can provide invaluable insight. Let’s take you through some of the options.
Exploring the options
Public cloud services aren’t right for every workload – companies operating in highly regulated sectors or enterprises looking for the lowest possible latency may opt to keep some applications on-premises in a private cloud. But moving some of your applications to the public cloud, or building them there, can unlock huge cost-savings, scalability and agility.
Already, you’ve got many choices at your fingertips. But not all cloud platforms are created equal: one public cloud provider may be more suitable than another for certain use cases.
So, don’t choose between public cloud or private cloud, or between one cloud vendor and another. CSI can help you create a hybrid, multicloud or hybrid multicloud environment and match each workload to the optimal platform. We’ll also help you to find the right balance between priorities such as compliance, performance, security, scalability and cost for each individual use case.
If you select multiple public and private clouds, you might be worried about how you’re going to manage and orchestrate the new environments. How will you move applications between platforms? Once deployed, how can you monitor performance and make changes to systems?
That’s where containerisation and – specifically – tools such as Red Hat OpenShift come in. You can easily port a containerised application between different platforms and clouds. Red Hat OpenShift is an enterprise-ready container application platform built on open source Kubernetes technology, designed for building and scaling containerised microservice applications across a hybrid cloud.
OpenShift allows you to define how these applications will be deployed, creating templates that your self-service portal users can utilise. It will also monitor applications to ensure they don’t deviate from your definitions. Using OpenShift, you can manage multi-cluster environments alongside more traditional IT infrastructure – again, keeping your options open. With IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, you can administer multiple Kubernetes clusters both on-premises and in the cloud, gaining a single view of all your clusters and enabling you to perform multi-cluster management tasks.
Powerful tools exist to help make your hybrid multicloud strategy a reality. And yet, you may not have the time, resources or appetite to handle these activities in-house. If that’s the case, CSI managed services can take these tasks off your hands so that you can focus on putting your new capabilities to work. We’ve cultivated the expertise to help you identify the right cloud journey for you, and get you on the right track, fast.
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