Automate, secure, and monitor your solutions and infrastructure everywhere:
in the cloud, on-premise, or in hybrid IT environments.
Modern organizations are embracing the cloud and deploying solutions where it makes sense. This includes public cloud with its flexibility and potentially lower costs, on-premise that can provide greater control and higher security, or a hybrid approach that can offer some of both. Unfortunately, many organizations are unprepared for the challenges and complexity of hybrid IT environments. You need to manage all your resources with a unified view – regardless of whether it’s deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both.
Thousands of organizations around the world rely on HelpSystems every day as a provider of a single, powerful toolset for critical cloud functions like cybersecurity, capacity planning, monitoring, scheduling, managed file transfer, and operational analytics. Many organizations also run HelpSystems solutions, such as secure managed file transfer, in the cloud. Keep reading to learn more about our cloud management tools and cloud-based software.
Unify Your Infrastructure Management Across All Environments
Just because some of your infrastructure is in the cloud does not necessarily mean your day-to-day IT functions like security, monitoring, and automation are covered. You might have an open source tool or freeware that comes bundled with your platform. But is that good enough? Most bundled tools cannot handle the complexity of a hybrid environment due to IT problems that span on-premise and cloud environments. It’s also much simpler to rely on one, proven tool to manage all your assets across different cloud providers.
Let’s say your servers are reaching full utilization. HelpSystems can detect this, notify you about the potential problem, and recommend maximizing your collection of on-premise servers before spinning up new instances in the cloud. Or maybe there is a virus in your cloud environment that could impact your on-premise solutions and HelpSystems solutions can notify you and protect the rest of your environment.
HelpSystems provides market-leading domain expertise and flexibility with a single platform of tools that helps IT professionals regardless of where their tech resides—on premise, in the cloud, or both—and tackles the complexities of the hybrid environment. Our cloud management software helps with cybersecurity, capacity planning, monitoring, scheduling, managed file transfer, and operational analytics.
What is Hybrid IT? And Why is it Becoming Popular?
Many organizations are moving their IT footprint to the cloud. Having infrastructure and applications in the cloud often removes the capital expense of purchasing software and hardware, which can save money. Cloud deployments also allow IT professionals and business leaders to gather computing resources more quickly and easily because cloud providers can turn on capacity as needed.
But as cloud usage matures, more and more organizations are opting for a hybrid model, which simply means you run some of your applications in the cloud and some on premise. Hybrid IT allows you to:
Take advantage of the cloud’s benefits.
Deploying technology in the cloud offers many positive aspects, from quick and relatively low start-up costs to flexibility. Hybrid IT allows you to experience those benefits where it makes the most sense.
Maintain mission-critical technology on premises.
Not all technology has equal cloud potential. For some critical applications and the technology they run on, many IT and cybersecurity professionals prefer an on-premise approach, giving them more control and helping them position themselves optimally against potential cyber threats.
Recognize concerns about cloud migrations.
When IT experts are uncomfortable about the cost and risk involved in migrating key intellectual property from one platform to a new platform in the cloud, hybrid IT gives them the ability to continue running that technology as-is.
Avoid vendor lock-in.
Yet another reason IT pros like the hybrid approach is because of vendor lock-in, meaning the potential risk of putting all your business applications in one cloud provider whose price increase or downtime could negatively impact your business. Having some technology deployed in your data center helps you avoid overreliance on a single cloud provider.
Managing Applications in the Cloud
HelpSystems also provides solutions via the cloud. With a cloud-based solution, customers can get started with their solution right away without having to load the software on their servers. This deployment model also assures customers always receive updated software as we push updates continuously. Learn more about our offerings available in the cloud, including secure managed file transfer and security policy management.