Your Multi Cloud Strategy with CoreStack
In the last few blog posts, we talked about how multi cloud is the core of any modern enterprise strategy. We also highlighted the challenges and the core tenets of any multi cloud platform. In this blog, we are going to talk about how these core tenets fits into CoreStack platform and how some challenges we highlighted can be mitigated by bolstering your multi cloud strategy with CoreStack.
Eliminating the resource provisioning bottlenecks with self-service portal
The biggest challenge with multi cloud is the user experience problems with provisioning different services from various cloud providers. There is no standardization among the service providers and the users are made to rely on their own UI or API for service provisioning.
CoreStack tackles this problem heads on by offering a portal which makes consumption of any service (whether it is infrastructure, platform or higher order services) from multiple cloud vendors seamless. The pre-configured workflow not only helps developers and DevOps teams get started with any service needed for their cloud services, it is also integrated with a seamless approval process. By removing service provisioning and approvals as a bottleneck, developers are empowered to deliver applications in an agile way. The integrations of approvals and an admin portal ensures that IT can retain control without slowing down the deployment process.
This feature not only supports two core tenets of multi cloud platforms, self-service and workflow, it also remains major challenges around service consumption and governance
Making cloud platforms extensible with connector less technology
Any multi cloud platform must be extensible. Not only it should be easy to extend the platform to multiple cloud platforms or providers, it should support any new service from the cloud providers. Such extensibility is critical in the more dynamic and fast evolving multi cloud world. With DevOps and modern software engineering approaches, declarative service provisioning is fast becoming the norm.
CoreStack, with its Cloud-as-Code approach, allows a more declarative approach to discovery, orchestration and automation of various cloud services. The connector-less approach to integration makes the platform very extensible and flexible enough to evolve for future needs. CoreStack platform clearly supports the other three tenets of multi cloud platform, extensibility, declarative service orchestration and third-party integrations
Tackling security and governance challenges
CoreStack makes it easy to perform security assessments, support monitoring and remediation along with support for fine grained policies, all encapsulated into a blueprint that can be used without any need for additional training. With these powerful features, CoreStack can mitigate some other challenges with multi cloud such as security and governance.
Single pane of glass for advanced visibility across multiple clouds
The other big challenges with multi cloud usage are around visibility and cost control. Every cloud provider offers their own dashboard to manage the services, and it is not easy to integrate other cloud providers within the dashboard of any single provider. What is needed is a single pane of glass that offers complete visibility across all the services consumed from various cloud providers.
Managing cost is another big headache for IT and multi cloud makes cost management very difficult while also providing cost flexibility advantage. This makes cost management an important factor for any good multi cloud platform. CoreStack Dashboard not only offers an easy way to manage costs across multiple providers, it also provides complete visibility across different services from various cloud providers. This single pane of glass helps enterprise IT maintain complete control while also empowering any service from any cloud provider
CoreStack platform provides a seamless way to mitigate all the challenges posed by multi cloud while providing a seamless user experience like that of a single cloud provider. The Cloud-as-Code approach empowers developers and DevOps teams to consume cloud services easily while giving IT a single pane of glass to have control over service consumption and cost. Built using the core tenets of a multi cloud platform, CoreStack provides the necessary ammunition for modern enterprise IT departments to transform themselves from gatekeepers to core innovation team.