Multi-cloud Management: Technologies, Tools, and Techniques
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The future clearly beckons and reckons for hybrid Clouds. The Cloud journey thus far is simply a roller coaster ride. Clouds are typically online, on-demand, and off-premise/on-premise. There are public, private, and community Clouds in plenty to comfortably cater to different regions and requirements. There is a number of purpose-specific Cloud environments catering to different communities. Precisely speaking, there are environment-specific, organization-wide, business-centric, private, and localized Clouds comprising bare metal servers, virtual machines, and containers. In the recent past, there are edge or fog device Clouds emerging an evolving fast with the maturity and stability of edge or fog computing. That is, multi-faceted devices are being meticulously clubbed together to form powerful and pioneering device Clouds to attend environment-specific and time-sensitive tasks. On the other hand, there are massive public Clouds by various providers to meet their clients’ computing, networking, and storage needs. Thus, the Cloud evolution and revolution are definitely and decisively amazing. The next innovation, disruption, and transformation in this mesmerizing journey is to form and leverage hybrid Clouds. Many kinds of distributed Cloud environments are to be connected with one another to achieve bigger and better things for the IT, which is invariably mandated to do more with less. This chapter is dedicated to conveying what and why hybrid Clouds and how the hybrid Cloud management tasks are being meticulously accomplished through integrated management tools.