Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

Laozi (Chinese philosopher), 6th century BCE

Any cloud is a complicated environment, due to it having multiple mixed workloads each needing the flexibility of elastic resources. However, a fully hybrid environment is massively more complex, and it will only become more complicated as areas such as DevOps, containers and portability of workloads come to the fore.

Therefore, old-style systems-management tools are no longer fit for purpose; best-of-breed systems can rapidly become unwieldy and issues can fall between the capabilities of the various tools being used. However, complete sets of cloud-management tools have not really matured sufficiently ...

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