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How to Manage Multiple Cloud Relationships

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    Consider a Front-End Portal

    If multiple providers are deemed necessary, consider a front-end portal to ease day-to-day management.

    It's possible that your cloud computing needs are complex or specialized enough to require a suite of cloud vendors. If that is the case, consider investing in a cloud services portal that can provide the ability to more easily view usage and manage various partnerships and their respective operations.

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How to Manage Multiple Cloud Relationships

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    Consider a Front-End Portal

    If multiple providers are deemed necessary, consider a front-end portal to ease day-to-day management.

    It's possible that your cloud computing needs are complex or specialized enough to require a suite of cloud vendors. If that is the case, consider investing in a cloud services portal that can provide the ability to more easily view usage and manage various partnerships and their respective operations.

As more companies have moved solutions to the cloud, many are finding they have contracted with multiple vendors to meet a variety of specialized cloud computing needs. Keeping track of many vendor services, capabilities and contractual relationships can be a challenge. Yet it's important to do so not just for obvious financial reasons, but also for the purpose of understanding which vendor is doing what and where every data set and function is stored. No IT executive wants to be in the dark when it comes to these matters, particularly in a crisis. But increasingly, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by cloud operations that are unwieldy and unmanageable.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this complicated. In this slideshow, Geoff Harkness and Jim Burns, MorganFranklin Consulting, outline steps IT executives can take to manage the situation and regain control of their cloud operations.

Geoff Harkness serves as the managing director & information management & technology lead at MorganFranklin Consulting, a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Jim Burns serves as the managing director, solutions lead & member of Board of Directors at MorganFranklin Consulting, a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.