One significant IT trend that is floating around and you have most likely heard of is the cloud. It has recently become a common concept in the IT office. So, what exactly is the cloud? It is an IT environment that extracts, stores, and shares scalable resources across a network. Clouds are usually created to enable cloud computing. Cloud computing is the delivery of different services through the Internet, including data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software.
But before you make the decision to migrate your IT infrastructure to the cloud, you need to decide which cloud system is best suited for your organisation. Here are your three main options alongside the ManageEngine cloud solutions best suited for each one:
- On-premises cloud: With this option you will be hosting a cloud environment internally. You will have complete control over security and can configure your servers accordingly. This would be a good option for organisations who have an internal team of IT experts that can manage and secure the organisation’s data. To avoid any lapses that put your system at risk, consider an all-in-one alert management solution, such as AlarmsOne, so that you can keep your system up and running. AlarmsOne is a centralised alarm management service that helps you manage all your IT alarms from one place.
- Hosted cloud: For this option, you will choose a cloud provider that offers cloud servers hosted in their data centers. You will have an external team of experts that will manage the platform for you. The external team is responsible for all your data and the security of that data. Here you will save money as you will not pay for the infrastructure that runs these systems, only the software. If you decide to go with this option you can consider deploying a comprehensive UEM solution, such as Desktop Central, to control, access, secure, and patch all your enterprise endpoints and assets from a central console. Desktop Central is the all-in-one UEM solution for managing your remote workforce.
- Hybrid cloud: This is a mix between on-premises and hosted cloud. Data servers are still located within the organisation but shared amongst other locations within the organisation through the cloud. Hybrid cloud is recommended for organisations looking into adding applications or mobility to their current on-premises system. When choosing this option it is recommended that you deploy an all-in-one performance monitoring solution, such as Site 24×7, to monitor your public and private cloud and accomplish log management. Site 24×7 is an all-in-one monitoring solution for cloud-scale applications that keeps track of your websites, servers, applications, network, cloud, and more. Further, Site24x7 brings together the monitoring of metrics, traces, and logs under one console for different layers of cloud architecture.
It is important to consider the above variables before making the decision to migrate your IT infrastructure to the cloud.
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