The Need to Address the Application Lifecycle
Simply put, without Enterprise Cloud Management you can't provide "Everything as a Service IT" to your business users and developers without the risk of governance, compliance and security issues that can be costly to your enterprise financially and damaging to its reputation.
Why Do I Need It?
The CSC Agility Platform is the only enterprise grade cloud management platform.
The Need to Address the Full Application Lifecycle
A policy-driven approach to hybrid cloud management should consider the full application life cycle to maximize cloud value.
Efficient and effective application lifecycle management in a cloud environment requires that different policies be applied in different lifecycle stages. To be most cost effective, policies for cloud deployment, security zone, quota, monitoring, backup/failover, auditing, chargeback and autoscaling policies will differ by lifecycle stage.
Application Lifecycle-Based Policy
Let’s look at an example that uses cardholder data, needs to comply with PCI standards and uses dummy data for testing. In this case, PCI compliance policy applies to the QA, Staging and Prod environments, but not to the Dev and Test environments. So, establishing policies by life cycle phase enforces use of a PCI compliant cloud (probably private) for QA, Staging and Production while allowing public cloud deployments for Dev and Test environments. Policy enforcement across the full application lifecycle delivers the cost benefits of employing a federation of public and private clouds.
The CSC Agility Platform is the only enterprise grade cloud management platform that provides the capability to define application lifecycle on a project or organizational basis and write policies referencing the lifecycle state.