Clouds come in many types. Cumulus clouds are the big puffy white clouds you see on sunny days with a beautiful blue sky visible around them. Stratus clouds are a uniform layer of grayish cloud resembling fog that overcasts the sky and blocks out the sun. Cirrus clouds are thin white strands that streak across the sky at high altitudes, letting a lot of sky visible from below.
As this is a technology asset management blog, you know we are not here to talk about the sky. The IT environment is very different today than just a few years ago. The traditional IT environment consists of a datacenter that offers services through a corporate network or via remote workers through a VPN.
The modern IT environment, however, in addition to the traditional IT offerings, includes a multitude of cloud services that are accessed by people inside or outside the firewall. Basically, if you are not yet using the cloud, you will be, and this shift brings enormous challenges due to the lack of visibility.
Some of the impacts around lack of visibility include:
- Security breaches
- Increased cost of support
- Reduced performance
- Compliance risk
- Reduced productivity
If you are a professional in the areas of IT Asset Management, Vendor Procurement, Datacenter, or ITSM, then maintaining transparency into virtual and cloud assets is vital to your role. So how can you learn more about why improving cloud visibility is crucial?
Join Flexera for a live webinar featuring Cyndi Tackett, Vice President of Pre-Sales for an exciting new webinar “From Cloudy to Transparent, Managing Assets in the Sky.” In under an hour, your will learn how to:
- Leverage new processes and technology to effectively manage your assets in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure
- Control the costs of your cloud infrastructure as a service – IaaS
- Reduce risks as you install software licenses in the cloud – BYOSL
- Manage and optimize Software as a Service – SaaS
Be sure to join us at the following dates and times for this informative session: