How to benefit from a multi-cloud approach?

To start with what multi-cloud means we can simply say that ‘multi’ means ‘many’ – that is many clouds from different providers (such as Azure and AWS) and many different cloud deployment types (such as private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud). Multi-cloud approach allows you to mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises plus several cloud providers to meet your cloud needs.

Those cloud needs can relate to costs, capacity, performance, and security and compliance. As many IT managers find it hard to know what cloud computing actually costs (as many as 40% don’t know how much they actually spend, according to BMC Survey), it’s important to predict cloud costs and optimize them. Multi-cloud lets you get the best of both worlds: public cloud allows your business to scale flexibly and cost-efficiently as you only pay for the capacity you use without losing the security of storing confidential data on private cloud. And compared to hybrid cloud, you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in by using multiple cloud providers.

What are the downsides then? With several cloud environments it’s unfortunately easy to lose track of all cloud resources. And when no-one sees the big picture the cost savings of cloud computing can just vanish into thin air. Also, the so-called shadow IT is more likely to emerge without actual knowledge of cloud assets.

That said, it’s vitally important to be able to easily monitor and manage your cloud environments – and with CloudOnMove you can do just that: Get an overall view of your cloud resources: private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.

Easy, fast, and cost-efficient, just like the rest of your cloud journey with CloudOnMove.

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The Cloud Trend for 2018: Multi-cloud approach continues to grow

2018 will be the year of multi-cloud: multi-cloud approach is on top list of several cloud experts sharing their vision for this year. As companies are gaining more experience in cloud computing, they are expanding their cloud strategy from one public cloud to a combination of various cloud environments. Read more about multi-cloud in our earlier post of cloud deployment types.

Multi-cloud management

RightScale State of the Cloud 2017 survey states that as much as 85% of enterprises use multi-cloud strategy and the adoption of such approach has slightly increased from previous year. We believe that the trend will continue this year as well.

Growing adoption of multi-cloud approach naturally creates a need for effectively managing and monitoring these multiple clouds. While spreading the risks by using multiple clouds gives the companies flexibility and agility, it can also make the management of clouds complex.

CloudOnMove offers your business a single platform and interface to easily manage your entire cloud environment, including public, private and on-premises cloud services. Contact us via info@cloudonmove.com to get started with simple management of multi-clouds!

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Security in cloud?

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Security is one of the top concerns when it comes to cloud computing: It tied with lack of expertise or resources and managing costs when IT professionals were asked to name the biggest challenges among cloud computing in RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud survey.

But first of all, what is cloud security?

It refers to the policies, technologies, and controls to protect data, applications, and the associated cloud infrastructure. It includes privacy and protection, and preventive, detective and corrective security controls.

How is security ensured during migration to cloud?

Migration is generally considered one of, if not the most, critical tasks within IT. Potential risks are disruption, downtime and data loss.

So, how do we keep your resources safe during migration? CloudOnMove creates a secured channel between the source and destination cloud platform, it never touches user’s files, and all data is always stored in customer’s own machine.

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IaaS, PaaS, SaaS – What do they mean?

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The most common cloud service models are infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (Saas).

IaaS is the basic category of cloud computing services where you buy, by the name, the infrastructure. The cloud service provider manages data center, networking firewalls and security, and servers and storage, whereas you keep managing your own software (such as operating systems, development tools, database management, business analytics, and hosted applications). IaaS model is typically billed on a pay-as-you-go basis which can save costs while scaling up and down as needed.

With PaaS, you manage only the applications and services you develop, and the cloud service provider typically manages everything else, including middleware. Platform as a Service is an ideal model for a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud.

Common examples of SaaS are Microsoft Office 365 tools; you can access the cloud-based application over the Internet. All the underlying infrastructure, middleware, app software, and app data are managed by the cloud service provider. You can pay for the use of these apps by subscription or according to the level of use.

CloudOnMove is also a SaaS tool accessible via tool.cloudonmove.com. These key benefits of Software as a Service apply to CloudOnMove as well:

  • no hardware costs
  • no initial setup costs or setup time
  • pay for only what you use
  • scalable usage
  • automatic updates
  • cross device compatibility
  • accessible from any location
  • customizable applications

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Private, public, hybrid, multi – Which cloud type to choose?

When your company decides to move to cloud, the next step is to choose the right type of cloud.

Types of cloud deployments

Private cloud, also called internal cloud or corporate cloud, means having a cloud environment dedicated for just one company. Private cloud provides higher security and privacy, which are needed in certain industries for regulatory reasons when organization needs to store and process confidential data or carry out sensitive tasks. It also gives more control for the company, which on the other hand requires more resources in hardware management.

Public clouds, in contrast to private clouds, provide services to multiple clients using the same shared, external infrastructure. The best-known public cloud service providers are Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). With public clouds, companies can save the expensive costs of having to purchase, manage and maintain on-premises hardware and application infrastructure – the cloud service provider is responsible for all management and maintenance of the system. Public clouds can also be deployed faster than on-premises infrastructures and with an almost infinitely scalable platform. From an employee’s point-of-view the biggest benefit is accessibility: Every employee of a company can use the same application from any office or location using any device as long as they can access the Internet.

It’s also possible to use hybrid cloud where private and public clouds are combined. As stated by AWS, hybrid cloud architecture is the integration of on-premises resources with cloud resources. For example, an enterprise can deploy an on-premises private cloud to host sensitive or critical workloads, but use a third-party public cloud provider to host less-critical resources, such as test and development workloads. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. The challenge is naturally to get the private and public clouds interact seamlessly.

Multi-cloud is another way of using more than one cloud platform, that is cloud services of two or more cloud vendors are used (rather than several deployment modes such as public or private cloud).

Migration to all types of cloud platforms is fast, easy and cost-efficient with our groundbreaking tool, CloudOnMove. Contact us at cloudonmove@ajrsolutions.fi to start your cloud journey!

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Cloud and migration – what and why?

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As we say, CloudOnMove is a unique migration tool that moves your workload to the cloud. But what does ‘cloud’ actually mean? Why do companies move to the cloud?

What is cloud computing?

To put it simply, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive or local servers. In other words, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, applications, databases, networking, software, and analytics among others—over the Internet. The term ‘cloud’ is generally used as a metaphor for the Internet.

When a company wants to start changing to cloud computing, it needs to migrate.

What does migration mean?

“Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements from an organization’s on-site computers to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud environment to another.” (Definition by TechTarget) Continue reading “Cloud and migration – what and why?”

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