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August 9th, 2013

In this guest post from Dell Multi-Cloud Manager, our sister product line in the realm of hybrid cloud, George D. Hadjiyanis discusses the all-important back end of your cloud adoption strategy. Because in order to gain the most from cloud, you must maintain the levels of management and control that allow you to fully achieve your organization’s goals.

This is a guest post by George D. Hadjiyanis, Dell’s Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Cloud Management.

As more and more organizations embrace cloud solutions, application integration continues to be an area of focus for customers to maximize the value of their cloud solutions. But another growing challenge is deciding how to gain the agility the business requires while still delivering the governance and control necessary for public and private clouds.

For example, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions are an excellent way to quickly and easily provision IT infrastructure—but in order to gain the most from it, organizations must put the management, spending controls, security models and processes in place to ensure all internal compliance requirements are met.

It was to meet these needs that Dell recently acquired Enstratius (now called Dell Multi-Cloud Manager). Here are a few examples to consider:

  1. Access Controls—Ensuring that the right people have the right level of access to cloud solutions is a difficult task. Integrating clouds into a directory service and incorporating Dell Multi-Cloud Manager role-based access controls helps overcome this challenge.
  2. Governance—Many organizations struggle with the ability to track cloud spending and effectively charge appropriate internal departments or customer projects. Dell Multi-Cloud Manager allows for flexible cost-tracking and alerting across budget codes to make sure these controls are in place.
  3. Hybrid Cloud Management—How do you control the rapidly multiplying private and public clouds being adopted at your organization? With Dell Multi-Cloud Manager, users are able to login once and manage multiple public or private clouds from a single interface.

These are just three use cases, and there are many more to consider as organizations extend further into the cloud.

To learn more about Dell Multi-Cloud Manager and the many cloud challenges companies face, visit www.enstratius.com.