Hymdl: HYpervisor for Multi-cloud Digital Landscape

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Hymdl: HYpervisor for Multi-cloud Digital Landscape

The adoption of public cloud services has been on a consistent upward trajectory, reshaping the way businesses operate. Startups, large enterprises, and government organizations alike have shifted towards cloud environments, such as AWS, to migrate and modernize legacy systems. This movement has been spurred by the potential to enhance business outcomes, including cost reductions, operational efficiency, agility, and innovation acceleration. Moreover, it enables organizations to create new revenue streams and vastly improve customer and employee experiences.

As leaders ponder their cloud strategies, they should evaluate their organization’s maturity against established maturity models, which offer a step-by-step pathway from initial adoption to advanced, transformative use cases. Such models guide organizations in aligning their cloud initiatives with business goals, ensuring effective governance, and fostering a culture of continuous innovation and learning.

However, with these opportunities come significant challenges. Surveys reveal that cloud leaders must contend with a host of security threats. Among the most prevalent are:

– Password/credential/secrets leakage (50%)
– Data theft (49%)
– Phishing/social engineering attacks (46%)
– Ransomware (42%)

Interestingly, the frequency of these threats correlates with an organization’s maturity level in cloud adoption, with lower-maturity organizations encountering these issues more frequently. This emphasizes the importance of maturity models and best practices, as organizations with higher maturity are better equipped to handle the complexities and security challenges of cloud environments.

When crafting a cloud strategy, leaders should prioritize:

– Security and compliance, ensuring that data and applications are protected against the prevalent threats of leakage, theft, and attacks.
– Cost management, to prevent unnecessary spending and optimize resource utilization.
– Operational efficiency includes automating processes, improving agility, and minimizing downtime.
– Skill development and training, as the need for cloud-savvy talent outpaces supply.
– Governance structures that facilitate alignment between cloud initiatives and business objectives.

Best practices suggest establishing a cloud center of excellence to provide guidance, governance, and guardrails that help navigate these challenges while promoting an environment conducive to continuous improvement and innovation. This ensures that cloud transformations are strategic, controlled, and aligned with organizational goals, ultimately leading to a successful and secure cloud adoption journey.

Hymdl: Hypervisor for Multi-cloud Digital Landscape


Hymdl is a robust Cloud Enablement Product, structured to guide and simplify the transition and management of public cloud platforms for organizations. This transition is a strategic imperative, marked by a surge in cloud adoption, where businesses seek to modernize systems, streamline operations, and harness the agility and scalability of cloud services. Hymdl is tailored to assist both newcomers to the cloud scene and veterans grappling with their current cloud architectures.

Hymdl is compartmentalized into three fundamental modules:

  1. Platform Governance:
    • Multi-cloud Management: This module integrates management capabilities across multiple cloud services like AWS, Azure, and GCP into a single portal.
    • Account Vending Machine: Automates and streamlines public cloud account creation and management.
    • Secrets and Keys Management: Centralizes the view and management of IAM resources and automates secret rotations.
    • Tagging Policies: Enforces consistent tagging across cloud resources for better organization and governance.
    • Inventory: Provides a visual and analytical view of cloud resources, aiding in better inventory management.
  2. FinOps:
    • Cloud Cost: Facilitates the monitoring, analysis, and optimization of cloud spending with customizable dashboards.
    • K8s Cost: A tool designed to accurately measure and manage the costs of Kubernetes clusters.
  3. Cloud Security Posture Management:
    • Security Engine: Conducts extensive security checks to uncover vulnerabilities.
    • Security Graph: Maps out the network and provides insights into potential security issues.
    • Recommendation Engine: Employs AI to recommend and prioritize security fixes.

Addressing Industry Challenges:

  • Platform Governance: In response to the challenges of managing multi-cloud environments and the risks associated with poor security practices like credential leakage and data theft, Hymdl’s Platform Governance module offers comprehensive management and automated workflows to enhance security and efficiency.

  • FinOps: Acknowledging the importance of cost control, as indicated by surveys where 68% of respondents see the need for individual responsibility in cost management, Hymdl’s FinOps modules provide tools for budget analysis, consumption tracking, and infrastructure optimization, addressing the concerns of avoidable cloud costs affecting 94% of companies.

  • Cloud Security Posture Management: With automation being a critical facet in cloud security maturity, Hymdl’s security modules provide automated security checks and recommendations, addressing the lack of automation in incident response and workload security highlighted by surveys where no automation task scored over 5, indicating significant room for improvement.

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