new tech star in the age of multicloud

With the massive adoption of multicloud, companies are at the forefront of clouds with various specifics. The migration, definition and control of the operation of distributed applications, ensuring security and compliance, guaranteeing service performance and monitoring costs are complex tasks. How to get there By adopting the “CloudOps” concept.

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After “DevOps” (virtuous circle between business development and production operations) here is the new tech star: “CloudOps”. If the concept of DevOps is to develop and integrate an application and operate it continuously, the concept of “CloudOps” – a contraction between cloud and operations – refers to the management of operations across the various cloud platforms.

“CloudOps” emerged from the increasingly important use of multicloud and enables companies to support them in their digitization and in the rapid development of new services.

Regardless of whether it is a public, private, hybrid, internal or external cloud, the cloud, which has now become diverse, is still difficult to coordinate, so that companies can manage their IT resources from operation to the provision of online services need to manage continuously. by maintaining applications and distributing workloads to different clouds. The business of “CloudOps” arose from this complex management.

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The difficulty of managing operations in the multicloud is due to the specific operating characteristics of each cloud.

For example, in the case of security or storage provisioning, some clouds remove data persistence, some don’t, and some automatically remove data, and some don’t.

The mission of a CloudOps is therefore to coordinate all these specifics, to control the operation of applications in different clouds, to ensure the security and conformity of data processing with the various regulations and laws and to ensure proper compliance with the quality of service thanks to the distribution of IT resources and ensuring costs (FinOps).

A management of various tasks that requires a method and a platform that enable a centralized and permanent view of the various clouds.

Service provider or internal management

To respond to the complexity of these missions, CloudOps teams need to be familiar with more than just public cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GPC, OVH, etc.) and private clouds (VMware, Redhat, Kubernetes, etc.). but also to all associated languages ​​and tools (Powershell, Ansible, Terraform, Elastics, Instana, Eyes etc.).

It is therefore not surprising that this type of five-legged sheep is rare and that only companies with large multidisciplinary teams can internally manage their software parks, operations, TMA, and delivery of sheep services.

The others, and there are many, have no alternative but to entrust this activity to a specialized, proactive service provider who has knowledge of multiple volume monitoring to anticipate incidents and manage performance (APM) and to maintain the continuity plan ( PCA) and / or the Business Recovery Plan (PRA) of the applications in relation to the company goals (RTO Recovery Time Objective / RPO Recovery Point Objective concept).

In summary, “CloudOps” is one of the new flagship companies in IT. Thanks to the perfect mastery of multi-cloud environments – from development (DevOps) to security (SecOps) including cost control (FinOps) – CloudOps seems to be of crucial importance for the digital transformation of companies.