The managed service provider (MSP) without a hybrid or multi-cloud environment is hard to find these days. Instead, every MSP manages two or more (cloud) environments to meet customer expectations and optimize the business.
As your cloud usage grows, so do complexity, management and costs. How do you ensure that you remain in charge of your cloud environment instead of the other way round?
CloudHealth puts you in control. Acclaimed Forrester Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Wave Leader, CloudHealth is VMware’s multi-cloud service management platform, enabling you as an MSP and your customers to visualize, manage, optimize, and automate your assets and services. It covers both on-premise private clouds and hyperscalers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and others.
Better than words, this picture visualizes how the platform connects all assets and services into three key pillars of your business:
Across these pillars, these are some of the many use cases that relate to your daily, multi-cloud business as a managed service provider:
Which customer is ready for workload migration and when? With CloudHealth in your on-premise data centres, you get granular transparency into your services. This gives you the rationale and cost insight you need for successful migration planning.
How do you gain adequate insight into multi-cloud costs and allocate these to the right cost centres and customers, for example for adequate chargeback? This is much easier and more accurate if the reporting is simple. Whether it is automated or ad hoc.
The more complex the environment, the more utopian it may seem to constantly analyse and monitor the usage and performance of assets. A management platform allows you to rightsize under or over-utilized infrastructure and always provision the right services to support workloads.
RIs significantly reduce cloud costs across multiple public clouds, but are a challenge for most MSPs to manage. By informing modifications or automating policies, you can confidently manage your RIs, including purchases, amortization, and optimization. Another great use case for CloudHealth.
Daily cloud operations become more complex and increase the need to simplify management, deliver consistency across assets and mitigate risk. MSPs use CloudHealth to execute dedicated workflows and establish authorizations for automated processes within established guardrails and custom policies.
VMware CloudHealth offers MSPs visibility, optimization and governance across workloads and customers in one single place in what is today’s reality: the hybrid and multi-cloud environment. It remedies your worst cloud nightmare: IT sprawl, performance risks, security issues and sky-rocketing costs. If you don't recognize any of the above use cases, you will surely recognize some of the following key takeaways:
As a VMware Aggregator Partner, Insight are pleased to offer the CloudHealth offering together with a raft of other products and solutions as part of the VMware Cloud Provider Programme.
At Insight, we help service providers realize their business ambitions in a multi-cloud world. As a multi-vendor software licensing, workload, and cloud platform specialist, we can guide you through all stages of your strategic cloud journey. No matter where you are in your journey, we help you to find new ways forward and accelerate your business. Contact one of our cloud specialists for a talk.