In today’s world, it is highly likely that you are using multiple types of infrastructure – on-premise, public-cloud, private cloud – to host various business applications. Additionally, to run this hybrid infrastructure model seamlessly, you end up using multiple tools in areas such as monitoring, threat detection, and cost optimization. Consequently, an enormous amount of data is emitted from your day to day IT operations. The volume, variety, and complexity of this data can only go upwards. The good news is that using various analytical models, you can understand the patterns in the data and predict future states. You can wield this intelligence as a critical competitive advantage. In this article, we talk about a couple of key business outcomes achieved with Predictive Analytics in a complex multi-cloud environment.
It is hard to control the consumption of numerous cloud services from multiple service providers. It gets even more difficult when you have multiple teams using cloud within various departments across different geographies. Hence, cloud costs can shoot-up very fast. By using predictive analytics, you can analyze the usage patterns of cloud resources and, consequently, predict costs across cloud accounts, tags, regions, and user groups. You also gain critical recommendations on optimizing cloud resources, thus avoiding cost leakages. For example, you can predict potential resource wastage and proactively shut down or right-size these resources to save costs. You can gain timely insights into how to use different instance types like reserved or spot instances.
2. Compliance management
One of the biggest headaches in using multiple clouds is the enforcement of governance policies. As the IT perimeter traverses multiple cloud providers offering numerous cloud services, compliance management becomes cumbersome. Continually evolving industry and government regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and SOX make the situation further complicated. Despite the complexity, you cannot really afford to miss on the multiple advantages of multi-cloud adoption. So, how do you ensure compliance from day one of your cloud journey? The key is not just achieving the ‘compliant’ status but to stay there continuously. Predictive analytics, coupled with automation, has a significant role to play here. It will help you detect alerts and actual policy violations and proactively enforce policies to remediate them. You can easily build a real-time posture of your compliance status. You know where you stand every single moment. Tactical preparation for quarterly and annual compliance audits is not a trait of a modern digital enterprise.
With infrastructure as code becoming the norm and with the powerful predictive analytics helping IT operations to handle operations seamlessly, we are entering an era where enterprises can use multi-cloud at any scale without any additional overhead.
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