The worlds of IT and cloud computing are in a constant state of flux. Technology constantly changes as vendors try to ensure that their systems are the easiest and most productive to use. However, this evolution of technology and methodology has led to a situation where we are now seeing more and more difficulties for IT managers and systems administrators.

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Nowadays, the vast majority of systems are being upgraded and developed with hybrid-cloud infrastructures in mind. This integration means that systems will have both improved flexibility and deployment as well as the ability to host SaaS.

What is a hybrid cloud environment?

A hybrid cloud environment is seen as an advanced, highly customisable networking solution that allows managers to apply it as they see fit. This helps them to develop a system that is able to suit any business need.

Nowadays, the vast majority of systems are being upgraded and developed with hybrid-cloud infrastructures in mind

The benefits of moving towards a hybrid cloud system are obvious – increased customisability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness as well as scalability. However, there are some long term issues to take into account when migrating to a hybrid cloud system. Such a fine-tuned machine requires more than simple observation, you need to be able to manage the system in a sophisticated way that decreases the risks involved.

If the system isn’t performing in the way that we want it to, we often blame the system’s technological ability rather than the way that the system is being managed. Without the correct management tools, managers cannot identify and react to potential problems such as bottlenecks and poor performance correctly.

There are other ways to deal with this of course, some companies employ ‘Tiger teams’ – a group of people whose sole responsibility is to monitor stacks and identify threats. However, this is really expensive and doesn’t really improve the overall productivity of the system. Another flaw of these Tiger teams is that they are really only a reactive solution. They do not give you the complete control that you need to pre-empt potential problems before they happen.

The benefits of moving towards a hybrid cloud system are obvious – increased customisability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness as well as scalability

What is the solution to this?

Hybrid cloud environments are becoming more and more complex which means that it is now essential that businesses focus on maintaining the way that processes flow in order to increase productivity.

An ideal flow would feature the following processes:

  • Cloud installed apps that feature across the whole of the infrastructure
  • Any processes or applications that have been implemented into any data centre
  • Identify system faults, security issues, loopholes, performance problems and capacity gaps

However, with Xangati you can evolve from traditional monitoring to actually identifying and managing your system. Xangati gives you complete control and allows you to make more informed decisions on how you manage your system. Some of the key benefits of Xangati include:

The ability to monitor:

  • Live recordings
  • Context specific dashboards
  • Visual trouble tickets
  • End-to-end cross Silo visibility
  • Scalability

To analyse:

  • Machine learning
  • Best practice thresholding
  • Cross-silo metrics based alerts
  • Predictive analytics
  • Capacity planning

To control:

  • Root cause correlation
  • Assisted remediation
  • Unique analytics
  • Your system’s performance, capacity and efficiency

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This tool has been developed by Xangati as a solution to the common problems associated with managing and operating a hybrid-cloud system. Visit xangati.com to find out more about how Xangati can help you manage your system.