When it comes to cloud, companies are truly on a journey. They need help crafting strategies that are unique to the environment they live in, the challenges they face, and the opportunities that will determine their future.
The world is messy and uncertain. Competition, market forces, tougher regulations, geopolitics, constant shifts in consumer demands and expectations—all of these reasons, among many others, mean that companies need to overcome the cloud paradox so they can be free to make critical decisions about the future of their IT infrastructure management.
What businesses need, now more than ever, is the freedom to securely deploy, run and manage their data and apps on the cloud of their choice—without running the risk of being locked in.
This is exactly the value that a hybrid multicloud approach bring to large businesses. It gives them the freedom and flexibility to host their own software one day, move that same setup to a cloud provider the next and still have the freedom to change cloud providers down the road.
In addition, a hybrid multicloud approach makes it easier for companies to adopt common management and software development capabilities that cut across all of the places where they’re doing business—whether it’s in a public cloud, or a private cloud, or on-premises. This is especially important given the fact that computing today is done in so many different places.
A hybrid multicloud approach also brings all of the benefits of a public cloud to other parts of a company’s IT environment. It allows companies to gain visibility and control over their entire infrastructure and, in turn, do business and bring their innovations out into the world in a much more secure and efficient manner.