Businesses are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud and SaaS services, however recently there have been a number of high profile outages which have had an impact to these businesses.
Businesses currently rely on these services to be up and be resilient, however where a business uses Cloud as their hosting capability the resiliency can be at the level of the service that is consumed. ie Single server on a single provider.
One way round this is to look at utilising a Cloud Orchestration/Broker solution between two or more cloud providers so when one fails to maintain a level of service to your customers.
A Cloud Orchestration/Broker solution sits between the users and the cloud, providing:
whilst providing a level of choice, agility and capability to the business users allowing them to consume and create services in an agile, DevOps manner.
Cloud Orchestration/Broker solutions also allow a business to have a common interface to many providers and services. This provides a business with the means to consume;
- Private Cloud
- Public Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
- Standard Hosting Services
through a common software interface/API turning IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and Cloud into software components that can be understood and used by developers. (DevOps/OpsDev), whilst providing a level of overall control to the business and cost control.