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Hybrid Cloud Blog

Last week in Atlanta at Microsoft Ignite, we announced multiple new capabilities for Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Designed to help you gain visibility, increase control, speed response to security issues, and increase availability, the new offerings give you expanded options for managing your hybrid cloud.

As you move to the cloud, one of the key things to consider is how your management strategy needs to evolve. When managing a hybrid cloud environment, you have two options. You can manage resources from the datacenter up into the cloud, using existing toolsets, or you can bring in cloud management. There are several advantages to moving to cloud-based management. First, you reduce time to value. You can get up and running faster because you don’t have to deploy anything. You also get innovation at cloud speed. With the pace of innovation today, new management toolsets are often required to handle the new technologies you bring into your environment. Management as a service lets us deliver new capabilities to you all the time, reducing the need for point solutions. In addition, you want to be flexible, with the ability to pull data from specialized toolsets as required. And finally, you need dashboards and easy search to keep it simple, to minimize the overhead involved in running the management tools themselves.

Delivered from Azure, Operations Management Suite is designed for cloud speed and cloud flexibility. If you want to learn more about how cloud-based management can work for you, check out the Ignite breakout session, “Taking your management and security strategy to the cloud.” In this session Jeremy Winter and Srini Chandrasekar, the engineering leads for Operations Management Suite, give their perspective on how new management capabilities can address some of the key challenges facing IT Operations teams today.