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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. Service

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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:

  • Automation
  • Control
  • Governance
  • Reuse

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.