in Multi-Cloud Environments
What is Tenant Management?
With meshcloud, a cloud tenant refers to an account with a cloud provider. For example, a tenant can be a tenant with AWS, a subscription with Azure or a project with GCP. Large companies usually have a large number of cloud tenants with different cloud providers. This requires good tenant management: the structured creation and administration of accounts across all clouds.
One meshProject for all clouds
- Self-Service tenant creation
- Consistent configuration of secure landing zones (→Compliance & Security)
- Overview of users and cloud platforms
- Cross-cloud project metadata (project owners, cost centers, etc.)
- Cross-cloud assignment of cloud access rights (→IAM)
- No vendor lock-in: access to native cloud tools (APIs, CLIs, consoles, etc.)
How to create cloud accounts with meshcloud
Team Lead Tom or one of his developers create a meshProject on the meshcloud platform.
Tom chooses which cloud platforms his team will need for the project, e.g. Azure and AWS.
He then gives his team access to them.
The meshcloud platform replicates the meshProject with the corresponding users and configurations into the connected cloud platforms.
Reduce complexity with centralized cloud governance
Challenge – Heterogeneous organizational structures and lack of development resources
Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure or GCP pursue different concepts for the administration of accounts, users, access structures and costs. With a multi-cloud strategy, this heterogeneity leads to large administrative overheads: Internal organisational structures must be transferred to the respective concepts and administrative processes adapted accordingly. Often the necessary governance structures and specific platform know-how are lacking, which leads to uncontrollable shadow IT.
Solution – Central definition of organizational structures for all cloud platforms
meshcloud integrates all relevant cloud platforms out-of-the-box and supports the entire cloud project lifecycle: tenant (de-)provisioning, tenant configuration, user (de-)provisioning, resources (de-)provisioning. The organization is set up centrally on the platform and transferred to the connected platforms. New cloud platforms can be integrated easily.