Organizations are finding that the most effective way to use public cloud resources is by employing a hybrid cloud model. Team productivity and efficiency can be impacted by the challenges of supporting systems in multiple locations. Many of IDERA’s database and IT management tools are designed to alleviate these challenges by providing support for cloud and on-premises systems from a unified interface.
Moving applications and systems to the cloud is a complicated task that demands more forethought than that expended by some organizations. In the rush to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and economic savings promised by public cloud providers, certain enterprises made bad choices regarding which systems to migrate.
A hybrid cloud can be defined as an IT infrastructure that combines at least one public cloud and at least one private cloud. Combining the aspects and qualities of both can provide organizations with a better computing environment than one that focuses on a single type of solution. An on-premises data center qualifies as a private cloud in a hybrid cloud solution.
The hybrid cloud model can address multiple different situations that affect the type of IT infrastructure that best meets enterprise requirements. Following are some business scenarios that can benefit from a hybrid cloud implementation.
Hybrid cloud environments help address business requirements at the cost of additional IT management complexity. Database teams now have multiple environments that need to be monitored to assure they are meeting availability and performance expectations. The systems also need to be kept secure, especially when mission-critical applications or sensitive data assets are involved.
IDERA offers multiple software solutions that support both on-premises and cloud environments. The following three tools specifically address the challenges faced by database administrators (DBAs) tasked with managing hybrid SQL Server implementations.
This comprehensive SQL Server monitoring application supports physical and virtual instances of the database platform whether in the cloud or an on-premises data center. The tool is also compatible with the managed SQL Server cloud database Azure SQL Database.
Implementing strong security across the SQL Server environment is vitally important for all members of an IT organization. SQL Secure enables DBAs to report on and tighten the security of the SQL Server landscape both on-premises and in the cloud -- including Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.
Keeping track of enterprise SQL Server instances is important for several reasons including passing compliance and licensing audits. It’s a task that is complicated by the multiple server locations found in a hybrid solution. SQL Inventory Manager simplifies and automates the process of inventorying SQL Servers no matter where they are located -- including Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.
Database teams using IDERA’s tools in hybrid environments will experience productivity gains by consolidating support tools and gaining familiarity with a consistent interface. A free 14-day trial is available for each of these valuable software tools.
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