Originally published in ficolo.com in 2020.
A Forrester Consulting survey shows that 86% of companies have a multi-cloud strategy. Multi-cloud environments enable a suitable environment for applications with different needs and allow cost savings by moving workloads to the best platform. By using private and public clouds side by side and new platforms are introduced for different purposes, the challenge is the multiple interfaces and management of different environments. The risk is that management becomes fragmented and the overall picture is lost.
No wonder multi-cloud services may seem like a complicated, time-consuming and demanding solution. Ficolo’s Multi-Cloud Support Specialist, Juuso Viljanen, thinks it is the opposite because the Cloud Management Platform (CPM) makes it possible to steer clear of the common cloud service pitfalls: “CPM combines public, private and hybrid clouds within the same service, under one management platform. It is also possible to use IaaS and PaaS services and DevOps methods directly through one interface”.
“With Cloud Management Platform, real-time monitoring is very easy, tasks and workflows can be effortlessly automated.”
“Cloud Management Platform helps you to use resources efficiently. For example, provisioning is very simple and only takes a few minutes. With CPM, real-time monitoring is very easy, tasks and workflows can be effortlessly automated”, tells Viljanen. Cost-effectiveness is also taken into account in the solution. “With the tool, you can find out if your resources are being used efficiently and it also gives you recommendations for optional measures,” says Viljanen. “For instance, if a virtual server isn’t in use on weekends, it can be set to work only on weekdays.”
Ficolo’s Cloud Management Platform is a cloud-independent service based on Morpheus Data’s award-winning solution – in autumn 2018 it was awarded in the Best of VMworld for Agile Operations and Automation category. The solution has also been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant – for two years in a row. Support for automation design and implementation, custom tailoring, and deployment support is available as additional services. Expertise and know-how of Team Ficolo is at the customer’s disposal if needed. “We support the customer in the introduction of the product and of course we provide personal support in Finnish as well as in English. We master the entire environment up to the OS level and our goal is to be as agile as possible and to quickly resolve customer support requests”, tells Juuso Viljanen.
Agility is the lifeblood of companies
Multi-cloud services are the present and the future as agility is the lifeblood of companies. Cloud services can be utilized by a wide range of businesses, but it is especially advantageous in environments where the cloud is distributed through software to customers, such as IT service providers, software businesses, energy and IoT companies, With the Cloud Management Platform, you get the most out of your cloud services. Ficolo Cloud Delivery concept, in addition to the cloud management tool, enables you to produce all of your cloud services.