Michelle Bendschneider, Telstra’s Executive Director, Global Products, previews a new product that will give businesses managing multi cloud environments confidence, choice and control.

Businesses are increasingly using a combination of private and public cloud solutions, with more than 65% of enterprises looking to implement hybrid cloud architectures by 2017.[1]

While hybrid cloud can provide huge benefits for business, there can be some complexities associated with managing these environments. With this in mind, we’re introducing the Telstra Cloud Management Platform.

Powered by RightScale, a global leader in cloud management technology, our new Cloud Management Platform will help businesses operate hybrid cloud environments by providing a single, comprehensive view of their private and public cloud services.

It adds a critical layer across multiple cloud platforms that essentially gives businesses a bird’s-eye view across all of their cloud resources. With this visibility comes to choice and control – businesses can monitor applications and then automate how workloads respond and scale in line with business demands.

Cloud management will also make life easier for IT teams by simplifying the experience of connecting to, buying and managing cloud services right across their business, while ensuring compliance. The platform’s self-service function will mean IT can make a broader range of cloud services accessible to the business in a way that ensures policies and budgets are maintained, while the platform’s analytics helps identify efficiencies and reduce costs.

We’ve invested heavily over the past few years to bring together our leading global network, cloud infrastructure and data centre capabilities with the world’s most popular public cloud platforms, like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer and VMware vCloud Air.

By combining these clouds with the connection and security capabilities of Cloud Gateway and the management tools from this new platform, we can provide customers with the choice, control and confidence they need to truly embrace the cloud.

The Telstra Cloud Management Platform will be available globally from next month.

[1] IDC Asia/Pacific: https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP41371816