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Respond smarter and faster with hybrid cloud

In a Gartner white paper released in 2014 called, Taming the Digital Dragon, the technology research firm defined the Hybrid Cloud model as an enabling blueprint for digital transformation and leadership. They claimed that the hybrid cloud model would be the key to a CIO’s strategy to ‘renovate the IT core’, modernising the legacy estate, and enable the creation of new digital strategies using innovative tools and techniques. This has never been truer than it is today, as the CIOs role continues to demand a more robust response to ongoing needs for efficiency and growth by renovating the core of IT, and shifting to exploit a fundamentally different digital paradigm, comprised of ever evolving new technologies and trends.

“All industries in all geographies are being radically reshaped by digital disruption — a “digital dragon” that is potentially very powerful if tamed but a destructive force if not. It’s a CIO’s dream come true, and also a career-changing leadership challenge” – Gartner, 2014

Hybrid cloud is no longer in the future, it’s here today. Faced with challenges such as capacity limitation and a need for faster innovation, virtually all enterprises have a goal to augment internal IT systems with cloud services.

But one size cloud doesn’t always fit all.

Organisations want the flexibility to leverage the elasticity and cost benefits of public cloud, while at other times they might require the security and control assured by private cloud. How can enterprises seamlessly integrate their internal systems with public and private cloud environments, to leverage the benefits offered by hybrid cloud? They need a unified IT environment, incorporating both public (off-premises) and private (on-premises) cloud resources.

Why CIOs are moving to hybrid cloud

  • Agile innovation – Innovate faster and use more experimentation to advance your business.
  • Customer experience – Give your customers the best service possible, in the most flexible, cost-effective way.
  • Employee collaboration – You need to give your employees the tools to work more productively – anywhere, anytime.
  • Transformation – Uncover innovative new ways to solve difficult problems.

What the right hybrid cloud solution could do for your business

The right hybrid cloud solution will provide the right environment for the right workload, and at the right time. It simplifies and standardises IT infrastructure and application platforms, and works to bridge the divide between enterprise IT and line of business. The right hybrid cloud solution will also help to expedite the building of new revenue-generating products and services, eliminate the need for additional CAPEX in favour of an OPEX approach, and improve resource utilisation with consistent and predictable SLAs.

You have ambitions to grow, accelerate, transform, innovate, and protect your business in the digital era. We give you everything you need to achieve your ambitions – and respond smarter and faster – with hybrid cloud. Learn more or get in touch to see what hybrid cloud can do for your business.

Manish Pratap

Director, ITaaS & NGDC