A partner to help with the complexities
The complexities associated with multi-cloud make it a major challenge, which is where multi-cloud management service providers come in. Multi-cloud demands the management of multiple contracts, strong governance in creating service catalogs and a single portal to manage the multi-cloud estate. By using the skills of a third party for this, enterprises can focus their resources on supporting company business instead of spending valuable time managing cloud service providers.
Cloud providers do offer their own management platforms, but these are very much centered around their own services. IT departments end up managing several interfaces, which makes it costly, time-consuming and difficult to troubleshoot any issues arising.
Each cloud migration enterprise case is different, but the truth is that few have the in-house resources or skills to optimize a multi-cloud strategy. This is where the business value of a partner comes in. Basefarm for example, offers an a la carte approach whereby enterprises can pick and choose the services they require to ensure they are getting the maximum benefits from multi-cloud. These include strategy planning, assessments and a full set of industrialized services.
Basefarm can also help DevOps teams to get up to speed on cloud services and support customers with cloud management platforms.