The Definitive Guide 

Monitoring the Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft SCOM

A fresh perspective on the Hybrid Cloud


What is the Hybrid Cloud?

It’s the future of IT, say InfoWorld. Cloud budgets are going up, say Hybrid Hive. And the numbers are big – the global hybrid cloud market will be worth $172 billion by 2025.

You keep hearing about the hybrid cloud and you know it’s big business – but what is it?

Put simply, it’s an IT infrastructure built upon both the private and public cloud. The private cloud being hardware which is hosted by an organisation and only available for its own use. The public cloud being the publicly available storage space which can be purchased from the likes of Microsoft’s Azure service or Amazon’s AWS.

The hybrid cloud exists where businesses use both the private and public cloud and make it easy to migrate workloads between them. At a technical level, this necessitates a compatible hypervisor layer.


Why is your business moving to the hybrid cloud?

Here’s an awesome term for you – cloud bursting. It’s a model of enterprise application deployment which allows an application to run its standard workload in the private cloud and push into the public cloud during peak demand.

Enterprises such as yours are using cloud bursting and it’s a big part of why the hybrid cloud is popular. Not only does it let organisations keep sensitive data in the safety of the private cloud, but it allows them to take advantage of the public cloud’s scalability – an asset for companies with seasonal traffic, such as e-commerce companies at Christmas.

The hybrid cloud gives flexibility to businesses. It lets them tweak hardware settings in the private cloud to suit bespoke applications. And having a public cloud subscription gives them access to data centers across the world, which protects their ability to guarantee IT service uptime for business users.


The Public Cloud vs. The Private Cloud

We bring you a fresh perspective to the classic debate – what are the public and private clouds, and what is the right solution for your business? You’ll get to decide which features matter most to you – whether that’s the data security promised by the private cloud or the low hassle, low maintenance service sold by public cloud providers. Perhaps you'll decide that you prefer the best of both worlds - a hybrid cloud world. 


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The Definitive Guide to Monitoring the Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft SCOM

You might have been wondering; how do I monitor the hybrid using SCOM? Grab our ebook for a fresh and SCOM-friendly perspective on monitoring the hybrid cloud.


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Monitoring the Hybrid Cloud


Checklist: Plan your Hybrid Cloud Monitoring Strategy

Everyone plays a role in planning and delivering a successful monitoring strategy – from junior admin through to manager. Get everyone on the same page by ticking off the six essential steps on your journey to monitoring paradise.


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'Monitoring Microsoft Azure and the Hybrid Cloud,' by Martin Ehrnst

Martin works at Intility, one of Norway's leading Managed Service Providers. He talks us through how he and his colleagues use Microsoft SCOM to monitor their customer's Azure tenants. 


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How to get everyone engaged with monitoring

Did you know that the average Mean-Time-To-Resolution is 8.85 hours? Monitoring teams can play a key role in reducing that figure, and ensure IT delivers value to the business. By focusing on end-user availability and creating custom dashboards for different teams, you can help get everyone engaged with monitoring.    


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Technical Guide: How to Monitor Azure and AWS VMs with SCOM

Is your business setting up Virtual Machines (VMs) in AWS and Azure? You’ll need to find these VMs, deploy SCOM agents and monitor them. Our AWS and Azure VM Discovery MP gives you the power to do just that. And you’ll be able to view cloud subscription information alongside SCOM performance data for the same object – giving you a single pane of glass.  


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Technical Guide: How to set up instant discovery of new Cloud VMs

Your colleagues (especially those working in a DevOps environment with Continuous Deployment) will be using the latest cloud tools to make and break virtual machines (VMs) on a regular basis. Yet, SCOM needs to monitor these VMs and it needs to do so using agents. We have a produced a Bootstrap Discovery MP that gives SCOM the power to handle fast changing environments. It allows automated registration of new SCOM agents and near instant monitoring of new VMs.


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