Even though many organizations are embarking on the cloud journey, there is often a lack of informative resources available. As a cloud infrastructure provider, VEXXHOST has brought out many such resources to help spread cloud knowledge among people and aid them in making informed decisions. Here is a look at five such informative resources.

1. A Guide to Cloud Economics

Finance is a standard part of business and impacts any decisions made by organizations. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to cloud computing and selecting a platform, companies want to not only get the best fit for their needs, but they want it to be the most cost-effective solution as well. This is where the debate between public and private cloud pricing comes in. The discussion of cost-effectiveness between private and public cloud depends on several factors that are the pillars of your organization, such as the size and workload predictability.

In this white paper, we help explain certain elements that constitute the pricing model of an infrastructure solution. Through significant analysis, it is established how one cloud may be more suitable for you than the other. Industry examples further strengthen the argument for a better understanding.

2. Building a Cost-Effective Infrastructure

It is possible to build successful infrastructure when business owners and executives have the right resources at their disposal. When the right open-source computing platform is accessible, it’s easy to optimize for the best business outcomes possible. An OpenStack hosted private cloud and fully managed solution is a viable foundation in building successful cloud infrastructure. 

OpenStack is an open-source software platform that allows users to merge virtual resources to build, scale and manage private and public clouds. Many of the world’s biggest brands in industries such as healthcare, education, finance, and gaming all trust the expertise of OpenStack to run their businesses. Industries that adopt an OpenStack private cloud experience highly-scalable resources, on-demand services, broader network access, and strategic flexibility. One of the most notable benefits for enterprises is improved uptime with lower costs than traditional IT infrastructure. 

In this informative resource, we take a deep dive into what fully managed means, why OpenStack, and how VEXXHOST can help you with it.

3. Virtual Machines, Bare Metal, and Kubernetes in One Environment

Committing to cloud technology is a big step for any enterprise. It is crucial that such an offering comes with a certain degree of flexibility, ensuring that the cloud infrastructure is up to date with the ever-changing business and technology trends. To have close to limitless possibilities in creating and managing a cloud, especially if opting for a private cloud, three foundational components of a cloud infrastructure must be readily available. These components are Virtual Machines, Bare Metal, and Kubernetes, each playing their part in a cloud solution model.

In this white paper, we explain their significance, and with the use of industry, examples establish how one component or a combination of elements may be suitable for you. 

4. Project Gating with Zuul

The process of developing and releasing software is complex. Even after the main release, DevOps teams continuously make changes and update applications. CI/CD tools are designed for such groups and organizations that frequently improve applications and require a reliable method to deliver their changes. Zuul is a CI/CD tool used to drive automation, ranging from testing proposed changes to deploying builds. Zuul’s differentiating factor is co-gating, allowing multiple software changes to be tested against a mock production environment while ensuring no broken code merges into the main branch. 

Through this informative resource, VEXXHOST provides you with the necessary information to better understand the suitability of Zuul for your organization. Explore the features of Zuul and learn how the tool can meet your DevOps needs.

5. Tackling Vendor Lock-In Issues In Cloud

When it comes time to adopt a cloud-based infrastructure solution, many businesses and enterprises cite vendor lock-in as one of their significant barriers in their cloud implementation. Many companies are unaware of the proprietary standards that exist. They exacerbate the interoperability and portability of applications when choosing to move to a different cloud vendor, which means that changing cloud providers can become very difficult down the line. Whether inflated costs or technical issues within the cloud, no business wants to face otherwise avoidable matters in the future.

Whether a business is looking to adopt its first cloud provider or change its current cloud vendor, there is a lot to consider. A company must take the time to analyze the impact of vendor lock-in.

This resource will review precisely what vendor lock-in is, why it exists, some potential risks, and some viable solutions businesses can use to protect their bottom line. From potential risks to functional solutions, it’s time to take a critical approach to look at vendor lock-in and what businesses can do to avoid becoming dependent on a single cloud provider for a set period. 

VEXXHOST Cloud Solutions

With the help of these informative resources and more, organizations should focus on cloud solutions that suit their business requirements and facilitate steady growth. As a reputed IaaS provider, we ensure that our clients get the best scalability services through our clouds. At VEXXHOST, we provide cloud solutions for a multitude of clients worldwide. We provide OpenStack-based clouds, including public clouds and dedicated and highly secure private cloud environments, ensuring utmost security and agility. 

Take advantage of our limited-time deal just to set up a one-time, OpenStack-based private cloud deployment – at 50% off! The cloud will be running on the latest OpenStack release, Wallaby, which allows you to run Kubernetes and VMs in the same environment, and can be deployed in your own data centers with your hardware. Furthermore, all these will be deployed and tested in under a month! 

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