| Do you have full control of your hybrid cloud?
With public cloud services now so easy to consume, many organisations struggle to keep track of who’s using what, and where. Commonly known as shadow or stealth IT, this involves users working outside of IT policies and using public cloud services, often with a company credit card. So, how can IT leaders gain greater control over their hybrid cloud, without stifling the innovative and agile nature of the business?
Illapa allows you to easily bring all public and private clouds together, giving you greater visibility. Illapa also has a granular role-based access policy, allowing you to determine what users can do, and who authorisations are delegated to. By giving access to everyone who might need to build a server, this effectively reduces the need for people to bypass the IT department and corporate policy.
Find out how illapa gives you greater visibility and control for your hybrid cloud…
How can illapa improve the governance of my hybrid cloud?
- Role-based access. Granular access policies allow you to include all users that need to provision workloads access to appropriate infrastructure. You control what users can by deploying appropriate restriction, but this inclusive element means people are less likely to go outside of IT policy
- Use the inbuilt, customisable illapa library to ensure consistent build and deployment. As well as many out of the box configurations you can present custom templates to help control and manage what get built and deployed in which cloud.
- By having such granular access, you can control which clouds are presented to deploy particular workloads, ensuring the right cloud is used for the right application
"Being a pre-eminent force within the education sector means that Governance is essential to M-Tech. We need to ensure that all systems, information and ultimately the protection of pupils adheres and wherever possible exceeds standards set out in the frameworks by the department of education. illapa provides an essential part of the control, auditability and accountability that must be in place."
Martin Lulham, Managing Director of M-Tech Systems
What else does illapa do?
With many organisations adopting a multi-cloud strategy, keeping on top of your public cloud spend can be a tricky task. Illapa solves this issue by giving you greater visibility of the “true” cost of workloads. Illapa allows you to easily see what you are paying and how those workloads could be more cost effective, across both public and private cloud providers.
A real benefit of the cloud is its elasticity, the ability to scale up or down dependent on workloads. A common issue is that often organisations find out they are over provisioned and suffering from performance issues or, on the other end of the scale, don’t dial down services when they’re not required.
With the fragmented nature of a multi-cloud strategy, if you can’t see the data, then you have no control over it. Illapa allows you to see all your public and private clouds through one single pane of glass. The real benefit of this greater level of visibility is actually how it can help you to reduce your hybrid spend, enables more control and governance and ensures delivery of application performance.