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Managing hybrid cloud environments

8 September 2023 Time to read:  minutes

Author: Authors: Simon Goodchild – Trusmarque Cloud Programme Manager and Mohnish Kumar – Trustmarque Cloud Solution Architect

Businesses are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud environments to seamlessly combine on-premises infrastructure with cloud resources, optimising performance, flexibility, and scalability. As organisations navigate this complex landscape, the need for efficient management and holistic visibility becomes paramount.

Enter the concept of the ‘single pane of glass’ – a unified approach to managing hybrid cloud environments. It offers a comprehensive view and control over diverse resources, systems, and applications.

Microsoft Azure, a trusted and widely adopted cloud platform, serves as a foundational pillar for many organisations approach to building the single pane of glass solution.

Cloud Adoption Framework and Well-Architected Framework

The Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) offers a comprehensive guide for organisations seeking to adopt cloud technologies successfully. By aligning your approach with CAF principles, you will have a structured and strategic transition to hybrid cloud environments.

CAF’s proven methodology first assesses your current infrastructure to define a clear cloud strategy, then implement best practices for governance, security, and compliance. This approach not only accelerates the adoption process but also lays the foundation for a well-architected hybrid cloud solution.

The Well-Architected Framework is another cornerstone for integrating a single pane of glass solution. This framework provides a set of guiding principles to design and operate secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for applications.

By adhering to the Well-Architected Framework pillars – operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimisation – your hybrid cloud environment delivers consistent value, meets business objectives, and remains adaptable to future demands.

In the context of single pane of glass solution, the Well-Architected Framework ensures you achieve optimal performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness across your hybrid cloud deployments. With a successful outcome you will gain a holistic view of your resources, applications, and workloads, allowing for proactive monitoring, management, and troubleshooting from a centralised interface.

Benefits of the single plan of glass solution

Holistic visibility and control

The unified interface offers a complete visibility and control over your hybrid cloud environments. The centralised dashboard allows you to monitor, manage, and optimise on-premises infrastructure and cloud resources from a single point, amalgamate operations and enhance overall efficiency.

Simplified management

Seamlessly manage a diverse range of applications, workloads, and data across different platforms and environments. You will no longer need to switch between multiple tools and interfaces, reducing complexity and saving valuable time. You can simplify tasks such as provisioning resources, monitoring performance, and enforcing security policies, improving your IT management capabilities.

Proactive monitoring and insights

Through real-time data analytics and reporting, you will see potential issues, track performance metrics, and make informed decisions to optimise your hybrid cloud environment. With proactive monitoring and actionable insights you will be able to detect anomalies sooner for prompt troubleshooting and minimising downtime.

Get help creating your hybrid cloud strategy

A single pane of glass is a critical component for successfully managing hybrid cloud environments and delivering value. By implementing a unified approach to management, you will have the tools you need to navigate the complexities of hybrid cloud environments, streamline your operations, and drive innovation forward.

As a highly accredited Microsoft partner with all six cloud partner designations, we will enable you to maximise the benefits of your hybrid cloud investments adhering to industry best practices like the Cloud Adoption Framework and the Well-Architected Framework. We understand the challenges you face trying to maximise the value of hybrid cloud investments.

Authors: Simon Goodchild – Trusmarque Cloud Programme Manager and Mohnish Kumar – Trustmarque Cloud Solution Architect

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