Cloud Management

2020-2021 saw industry-wide deployment of cloud tools and platforms.
So, what’s next for 2022?

The global pandemic accelerated the adoption of cloud computing just as rapidly as the demand for face masks. While experts such as global Big Data think tank founder, Bernard Marr, expect this trend to continue into 2022 and beyond; it is also believed that there will be a shift from implementation and deployment, to more specific management services such as augmentation, sustainability, hybrid environment management and security.

All of these trends and more are outlined below, alongside recommended products and services from Climb and our specialist vendors. Please get in touch with our specialist teams with any enquiries.

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The State of Cloud Management Today

One thing that became clear in 2020, was that there are multiple ways for companies to adopt the cloud. With that comes a multitude of bespoke demands of cloud management solutions; governance, life-cycle management, brokering and automation to name a few solution areas. The current market is valued at $1.2 billion with an estimated 20% annual growth through 2023. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Graphic source: The Areas of Cloud Management - Gartner

Cloud Management Trends 2022

Looking at the market research for cloud management from 2020-2021, it’s clear that the reasons behind each beautifully bespoke environment are completely rational. Companies with an essentially bottomless bucket of funding and resources were able to migrate to the cloud efficiently and securely when the industry first showed a shift in interest.

However, migrating to the cloud is no small feat. Instead, many companies have taken various approaches that see a staggered evolution from on-prem to hybrid to only cloud over several years. Others have chosen to compartmentalise specific parts of the business that would most benefit from being cloud hosted. Below are the predicted 2022 trends for managing these varied environments.

There might have been a gold rush in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and enforced remote working, but that doesn’t mean it’s End-users around the globe are still looking for the right cloud solutions, and the market predicts continued growth in migration, initial management and security solutions.

A multi-cloud environment is where an organisation uses more than one cloud platform to deliver specific applications and services. This increases the companies’ flexibility and scalability in the future, playing into the benefits of a bespoke environment. However, managing such an environment involves multiple workflow and management tools, a lack of unified security and increased demand for APIs to allow/improve data sharing. IT Teams will also have to be trained across multiple cloud providers instead of just one.

There are many organisations still using out-of-date operating systems, on-prem databases and application management. For businesses who don’t have the resources for a mass update and migration to the cloud, containerisation could be the answer. Container management solutions and hybrid environment management solutions are often similar. There are also up-sell and cross-sell opportunities for containerisation alternatives such as opting for virtual machines or a hybrid environment.

Whereas there are benefits for migrating to the cloud, there are also benefits for keeping some data and operations on-prem. For example, public cloud services may be affordable and scalable, but can lack in security and compatibility with legacy applications. However, they are complex to manage and require a clear strategic plan for security, governance, workflows and visibility across the environments and management services.

Many companies who have already migrated to the cloud are now looking for ways to increase efficiency and redirect resources to the next challenge. Reducing costs while maintaining high security can be a risk but there are appropriate cloud security solutions available for every need, whether they take an umbrella approach or opt for multiple solutions that secure individual elements and processes of their environment.

Last but certainly not least. Climate change is predicted to cost end-users $1.6 trillion/year by 2025. Therefore, organisations are looking to the cloud as a sustainable alternative to on-prem, depending on the cloud provider. As well as moving to the cloud to reduce their carbon footprint, it’s also beneficial to choose cloud management solutions that also reside in the cloud.

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Cloud Services

Our technical services team, Cloud Know How, are cloud specialists. They can support all aspects of cloud adoption from migration to training and enablement services as part of our Microsoft Reseller Programme.

Are your customers looking for a Cloud Platform? Climb offers Microsoft Azure with migration and support services, including:

• Azure Cost Analysis
• Azure Health Check Services
• Azure Design Service

Check out our Technical Services page to find out more or get in touch with one of our specialists to enquire about Microsoft Azure or other cloud services for your customers.

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Cloud Management Solutions from our Vendors

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Scale your customers’ IT to support multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructures, boost productivity and collaboration of their remote workforce, and enable seamless business continuity with ManageEngine.

 

Cloud Security Plus
The cloud has opened up new avenues for the ways businesses function. The easy deployment, adaptive scalability, and economical costs of the cloud platform have many organisations adopting it. However, meeting compliance needs and growing security concerns about data loss and unauthorised access hinders the tapping of the platform’s full potential.

Cloud Security Plus combats these security concerns and protects your cloud. It gives complete visibility into both your AWS and Azure cloud infrastructures. The comprehensive reports, easy search mechanism, and customisable alert profiles enable you to track, analyse, and react to events happening in your cloud environments. Thus facilitating the smooth functioning of your business in a secure and protected cloud.

ManageEngine

ManageEngine simplifies IT management with software solutions that are easy to use, easy to deploy, and easy on your budget – no costly consulting fees or over-priced licences. Offering simple, easy-to-use IT Management products at a price that every business can afford. It is thoughtfully built with SMBs in mind and eventually scales for large businesses.

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Microsoft offers a highly cost-effective cloud platform with robust security tools that make it easy for IT admins to cascade user and endpoint security policies throughout the entire business.

Microsoft

Microsoft’s platforms and tools cover a whole range of solutions for organisations of all sizes. Whether your customers are looking for a secure and reliable cloud platform, or business tools to enable employees to work how they want, where and when they want – Microsoft has it all.

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Get unmatched visibility into logs, metrics, tracing, hosts and the digital experience.

AppOptics
AppOptics™ is a simple, powerful, and affordable SaaS-based infrastructure and application monitoring tool for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. By enabling quick identification of performance problems across the stack from the application, to underlying infrastructure, down to the line of code, AppOptics helps reduce MTTR.

SolarWinds

SolarWinds offers value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges – whether those challenges are related to networks, servers, applications, storage or virtualisation. With such a great solution range, it makes putting together packages for your customers really easy, keeping them happy and offering you a great margin.

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Whatever the platform, Quest can help simplify your customers’ journey to the cloud and formulate a sustainable cloud strategy. Quest can migrate from on-premises to hybrid to the cloud with minimal cost, risk and downtime – and easily manage, monitor and secure a hybrid environment for the short and long-term.

Quest On Demand

The go-to SaaS dashboard for tackling Office 365 challenges in a hybrid world. Quest On Demand is a secure, Azure-hosted SaaS management platform to help IT teams, partners and MSPs move faster, tighten security and stay in control of hybrid Office 365 environments. Migrate, manage, report, secure and recover all hybrid AD and Office 365 workloads across all tenants from a single dashboard.

SharePlex

Database replication software for high availability, scalability and reporting. With SharePlex®, your customers can replicate Oracle data – at a fraction of the price of native tools. Easily achieve high availability, increase scalability, integrate data and offload reporting with this flexible solution that supports multiple business use cases. Move the data – not the budget – with affordable replication.

Toad

Toad by Quest is a database management toolset that database developers, administrators and data analysts use to simplify workflows, create high quality code free from defects, automate frequent or repetitive processes, and minimise risks. By enabling a proactive approach to database management, Toad allows teams to focus on more strategic initiatives and move the business forward in today’s data-driven economy.

NetVault

Cloud-ready enterprise backup software for the hybrid data center. Gain immutable backup data against ransomware attacks and protect your customers’ systems, applications and data both on-premises and in the cloud with this scalable data backup software. Quest NetVault® supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means end-users can ensure continuous availability of their business-critical systems, applications and data.

QoreStor

Quest QoreStor® expands your customers’ data protection secondary storage options while reducing the storage footprint and costs. QoreStor’s advanced compression and deduplication algorithms slash storage requirements and costs anywhere QoreStor is deployed, even in the cloud. Best of all, QoreStor includes ransomware protection capabilities to protect your backup data.

Foglight Evolve

Foglight Evolve takes a proactive approach to hybrid cloud management so your customers can simplify their data center, reduce infrastructure costs, maximise system performance and accurately predict future costs. With Foglight Evolve, tackle a complex mix of clouds, hypervisors and applications while keeping resource requirements in check and meeting system uptime and performance SLAs.

KACE

Get cloud managed endpoint protection with KACE® as a Service so your customers can easily manage, secure and service all their devices from the cloud. This hosted version of the KACE Systems Management Appliance delivers the same comprehensive endpoint management from the cloud. Alternatively, KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager gives them the visibility and control to easily enroll mobile devices, build a comprehensive inventory, systemically manage and configure devices, and secure any business resources, regardless of device ownership.

Quest

Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape. From database and systems management to Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cyber security resilience, Quest helps customers solve their next IT challenge now. Quest Software - where next meets now.

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