The use of Cloud infrastructure is growing year on year, with organisations leveraging multiple Cloud providers for multiple workloads. As these levels of Cloud consumption continue to grow and become more varied, applying a layer of governance and control over your deployments will be vital. For organisations looking to contain Cloud sprawl across their organisations, or to avoid creating an environment where shadow IT is rife, providing a means to consume Cloud infrastructure within a governance framework is key.
Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) platforms exist to provide a layer of governance and control over the consumption of Public, Private and Hyrbid Cloud resources. IT now has a mechanism to provide a common interface to consume Cloud infrastructure with standard deployment templates that enable users outside of IT to utilise Cloud infrastructure as and when they require but without breaking the governance and controls that the business expects.