Cloud Operations (CloudOps) stands for the management and use of software in a computing environment. Functionally, it corresponds to the network operations center formerly used and the associated monitoring, maintenance and installation of servers, networks and other IT infrastructure provided by a cloudservice provider.
Cloud operations are used to manage and maintain the data and services moved to a cloud. To this end, responsible CloudOps teams can build powerful IT operations processes and procedures such as automated provisioning of services and processes. Such services may involve the allocation of virtual machines and their use or the requesting of resources. As for process automation, this can include user management and managing security-related tasks. Artificial intelligence( AI) and machine learning( ML) help ensure that all dependencies can be taken into account when automating tasks.
CloudOps essentially refers to DevOps and traditional IT operations applied to a cloud-based architecture. The key concepts that support administrators to maintain operations include abstraction with decoupling of management and infrastructure, provisioning of additional compute power and storage capacity, policies with which administrators require documentation of realization, and workflow automation in the cloud.