Hybrid cloud has come out on top as a flexible solution capable of impacting numerous different types of use cases. With many organizations pulling back from traditional public cloud solutions, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures pave the way for the next level of business and IT distribution.
Looking ahead, organizations will require even more agility and reliability from their IT environments. And, hybrid cloud is a great model to make this happen. Gartner agrees and recently said that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities.
“As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options,” said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner. “Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity of selecting the right toolset to deliver end-to-end services in a multi-sourced environment.”
As Gartner points out, cloud compute services are expected to grow from $23.3 billion in 2016 to reach $68.4 billion in 2020. Spending on colocation and hosting is also expected to increase, from $53.9 billion in 2016 to $74.5 billion in 2020.
So what are you doing to prepare for the future and ensuring that your own hybrid cloud runs more optimally? Required to serve competing lines of business, enterprise CTOs and CIOs are challenged with finding one solution that works today and is flexible enough to deliver value well into the future. After early experiments with cloud computing, IT teams quickly turned to multi-cloud solutions that promised to meet multiple business needs, only to discover bothersome challenges, most of them the result of entrusting mission-critical workloads to the public Internet.
In this paper, from Digital Realty and in partnership with Krystallize Technologies, you’ll learn the value of a computing solution that connects a private cloud in a Digital Realty Data Center to a direct connection accessing public cloud services via Digital Realty Service Exchange, bypassing the public internet.
Most of all, you’ll learn how the resulting solution was able to power more critical workloads and deliver faster results, all while improving network security and leveraging dedicated connectivity to the cloud from private architecture.
Understanding the New Hybrid
A transformational shift to cloud computing has changed the way enterprises consume IT services and in turn driven the rapid evolution of hybrid cloud. With 95% of large enterprises adopting cloud solutions and 73% of companies opting for a hybrid cloud solution, forward-thinking IT organizations are concerned about the variability in performance of critical applications over the public Internet.
There are limits to the best-efforts connectivity of the Internet, so critical applications are likely to hit those limits.
The Value of Multi-Cloud
82% of enterprises today have a multi-cloud strategy and leverage a combined average of six private and public clouds. Separate lines of business often have incumbent cloud providers with associated financial and technical requirements. While managing these relationships can be challenging, the ability to provision and support multiple clouds flexibly enables the organization to take advantage of the latest innovations and reduce the risks associated with relying on only one or two providers.
An enterprise with the most reliable and best performing cloud solution gains a strategic advantage over their competition. In this fast-proliferating technology sector, it’s unlikely that any single cloud provider is the answer to your evolving and expanding business needs. For enterprise technologists, flexibility is as important to agility as agility is to competitive success.
In a Hybrid World, The Right Attributes Assure the Right Outcomes
With all the critical attributes in place, the right service architecture will prove its mettle by impacting business outcomes in positive measurable ways. Migrations will be simpler. Transaction times will shrink. Your data will be more secure. Your clouds will be elastic, your IT teams agile. Customers will be happier and support costs will go down.
The public Internet has served companies well, and it continues to facilitate innovation. However, when it comes to cloud adoption, companies have moved beyond what the Internet is capable of delivering. It seems simple in retrospect, but many companies have not realized that they could easily improve the performance of their hybrid solutions by up to 55%, while actually paying less, just by leveraging the right network solution.
Download this paper today to learn about the key considerations when it comes to creating a viable multi-cloud solution. Most of all, you’ll learn how new solutions present a new way to achieve objectives around performance, data security, and scale, without the need to change your architecture or redesign your applications.