To maintain the IT operations smooth and operational , we have to implement proper standard operating procedures ( SOPs) which is essential to keep use of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) based IT services with secure infrastructure to meet SLAs and business objectives .
As now IT is on paradigm shift from in-house infrastructure desk to cloud, we must have to identify our requirement, i.e. we need to know all about public, Private, or hybrid cloud management and their security parameters.
We need to manage our cloud services to make sure that cloud based computing resources work smoothly and can interact with users in a sophisticated and comprehensive way with users, devices and services. The management task includes:
Computing resource allocation management and tracking
Provisioning of user access with defined parameters
Security and performance monitoring
Assurance of business continuity plan (BCP)
Disaster recovery plan (DRP).
In case of Public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure Services platform or Amazon elastic compute cloud (EC2) , cloud management is the responsibility of the provider. Whereas in Private Clouds, such as with Hyper-V, the management of cloud requires customize software which can create virtualized pools to operate computing resources, including virtualized networking , along with necessary controls over security and compliance, i.e. IT assets must be firewalled. In case of Hybrid clouds , such as V-Cloud Air, cloud management depends upon strategy defined by organizational IT management as it is a merger of Private and public clouds . Hybrid works with the policy based management to decide which assets or services to be managed with proper SOPs.
Public cloud management tools
Normally public cloud vendors uses dockers to manage their cloud services.
Private cloud management tools
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is used as management tool for Hyper-V, whereas vCloud Suite is being used for Vmware, Citrix uses cloudplatform and CloudForms is used for Red Hat.
Hybrid Cloud Management tools
With Dell Cloud Manager, we can organize and manage enterprise-class applications across private, public and hybrid clouds simultaneously. Recently Microsoft has also announced Microsoft Operation management suite to manage hybrid environments.