An intelligent approach to multicloud management

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Here’s a staggering fact: According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 94 percent of enterprise customers surveyed stated they are using multicloud, multicluster environments (public, private and at the edge) to optimize cloud workloads and take advantage of innovation and avoid cloud vendor lock in. Yet, less than 40 percent have the procedures and tools to operate a multicloud environment.

If you’re an operations manager or site reliability engineer (SRE), you know the importance of meeting key service level agreements (SLAs) and service level objectives (SLOs). In order to achieve them, however, you need management solutions that can unify increasingly complex hybrid, multicloud and multicluster environments, drive business value with app-centric cloud solutions and enable localized and intelligent application processing.

Barriers to hybrid, multicloud management

Today’s disparate monitoring tools limit visibility across evolving environments, while slow delivery and management processes are often the results of non-automated, manual methods. And then there’s the issue of consistent security and quality assurance, which are sometimes addressed just before a release.

Take an example of an enterprise in the auto manufacturing industry challenged with managing their applications that run across multiple data centers, network zones and scattered environments. Having a single dashboard can help to seamlessly and consistently deploy applications running across multiple clouds and manage it all through that single channel.

Smarter visibility, governance and automation for DevOps and SRE

IBM recognizes these challenges, so in 2018 we introduced the world’s first multicloud management technology – IBM Multicloud Manager – an award-winning management solution that provides consistent visibility, governance and automation wherever your applications reside – on-premises, in the cloud, at the edge or anywhere in between.

IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management extends this strategy by nurturing DevSecOps and SRE, embracing an open management architecture (containers and Kubernetes) and automating operations and security with consistency across your VM and container platforms. Enterprises can increase operational efficiency that’s driven by intelligent data analysis and predictive golden signals and gain built-in support for compliance management.

It’s your cloud journey. Let us help.

IBM has helped thousands of enterprises across 20 industries realize a faster, more secure journey to cloud. If you’re ready to take the next steps in your multicloud management and DevOps strategy, access the following resources and discover the path to smarter visibility, governance and automation.

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