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How to manage a multi-vendor cloud environment
For many IT organizations, a hybrid IT environment made up of multiple cloud and on-premises applications is inevitable. 2016 may be the year of the blended cloud environment, but it requires new people, processes and systems to manage effectively. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc shares experiences about how IT shops can best maintain flexibility and agility when managing multiple cloud deployments.
Cloud-Based Business Continuity Hits Trifecta: Availability, Affordability, Portability
CIOs should not live in a constant state of fear that their operations will fail due to lack of business continuity availability, affordability and portability. The cloud makes protection within reach of organizations of every size. With the exciting progress of new solutions, every CIO should have one on the short list, even if only as a pilot project to get started.
Hottest products at AWS re:Invent 2015
The Amazon Web Service re:Invent conference is one of the premier public IaaS cloud computing conferences. Check out all the hottest products and services vendors are announcing or displaying at the show in Las Vegas this year.
Interview with Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and Founder of HotLink
The most important thing enterprises need to consider as they build hybrid IT environments is the inherent complexity they are introducing, unless they consider effective hybrid management from the beginning. To retain the cost and agility advantages of hybrid IT, companies need a streamlined way to manage all their resources - both on and off premise.
Address hybrid cloud management from the get-go to sidestep costly mistakes
IT silo approaches will not work in the hybrid cloud future. Unlike in the past, when corporate IT developed best practices around isolating like-resources, IT needs to administer and manage several cloud platforms and a range of on-premises resources from a single pane of glass. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc offers advice on managing hybrid IT and transforming your data center.
Unifying Cloud Management through vCenter
For the traditional data center, VMware remains the dominant virtualization platform but as enterprise roadmaps begin to map in the cloud they are struggling with how to manage the hybrid environments they are creating. HotLink Cloud Management Express is the newest member of the HotLink solution portfolio and allows IT professionals to manage a variety of virtualization and cloud platforms directly from within VMware vCenter.
Hottest products at VMworld 2015
Virtualization, cloud, security are storage are among the hot trends of this year's VMworld 2015 in San Francisco. Check out the latest and greatest of the new products being announced or displayed by vendors at VMworld 2015.
How do you know if the cloud is right for your business?
The rapid growth in cloud adoption might suggest that every workload businesses currently have on-premise is destined for some sort of cloud-based service. The reality is that is probably not the case. Entrusting key applications to a third party requires intelligent planning. What can IT organizations do to reduce risks, tame the complexity and increase their potential for success?
Amazon not insurmountable in cloud
An example of a need for innovation comes in cloud management issues that eat up the savings end users are promised by moving workloads off premise. This makes offerings like HotLink Cloud Management Express beneficial. One of the next big spaces in cloud will be controlled by vendors who can help MSPs manage varying cloud environments.
Hybrid cloud management tool uses vCenter as a door to AWS, Azure
HotLink has a new solution called Cloud Management Express that integrates with vCenter Server to extend that same VMware interface to other public and private clouds for administration and management of hybrid workloads -- including Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, OpenStack, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat KVM.