We’re seeing that hybrid cloud technologies are helping shape the modern digital revolution. Organizations are finding new ways to leverage powerful cloud services. Consider this, Gartner recently stated that more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years. This will make hybrid cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age. Today, cloud computing provides great flexibility to the organizations that deploy it right. Even more flexibility revolves around the deployment of powerful hybrid ecosystems designed to fit evolving business use-cases.
But it’s not always easy to get your business into the cloud. Enterprises have spent the last few years grappling with the logistics of moving massive amounts of data to and from the cloud, a forced march around multiple stumbling blocks. Financial services companies, health care systems, high volume online retailers, video rendering services among others all share the pressing need for speed—not just in getting vast amounts of data to cloud applications but in extracting insights from it to drive time-critical business decisions or to meet consumers’ real-time performance expectations.
There are other challenges as well; including latency concerns, data security, and cost. However, there is good news. Powerful new hybrid cloud solutions specifically aim to improve the elasticity of a business, while still supporting greater levels of availability and security.
Very recently, Digital Realty sponsored a study to explore the challenges of creating such a high-performance solution using IBM Cloud Bluemix and NetAPP Storage. The study was implemented by Krystallize Technologies. This whitepaper from Digital Realty details a high-level process for putting together such a soluteon with an iterative approach beneficial at both the component level and the system level.
Furthermore, this paper presents test results showing how a well-designed, well-executed hybrid cloud architecture performs versus one that leverages standard facilities, using connections and an architecture not optimized for application performance. You’ll get the chance to learn more about:
- Direct Link Colocation Features and Benefits
- Reference Solution for Implementing NetApp Private Storage for IBM Cloud Colocated in a Digital Realty Data Center
- Results of Performance Tests Conducted by Krystallize Technologies
What They Tested
To find the answer, Digital Realty recently sponsored a study to explore that question in depth. With the support of NetAPP Storage and IBM Cloud Bluemix, Krystallize Technologies set up three different hybrid cloud configurations to demonstrate how a well-designed, well-executed hybrid cloud architecture will perform versus one that leverages standard facilities, connections and architecture not optimized for application performance. Three test scenarios were designed to be ‘real world’ configurations while limiting the variables to ensure that the differences in results are based on location/latency and no other factors. The purpose of the tests was to demonstrate to potential customers in advance of implementation what results they could expect to experience from each configuration.
What They Found
Throughout their research, Digital Realty was able to identify several factors impacting the performance of cloud, storage, and application environments.
Download this whitepaper today to learn more about:
- File-Read Latency
- File-Read Throughput
- Application Performance
- Impacts of Different Workloads
- Variations in Cloud
Most of all, you’ll learn more about the best practices, working with powerful hybrid cloud solutions, how to secure data efficiently, and how to solve some of today’s most complex business challenges.