Today’s business runs on modern applications, and these applications need the most up-to-date infrastructure and platforms to function. But how does an enterprise choose and consolidate all the infrastructure and platform options available to them, as well as choose a best-of-breed portfolio that both addresses their needs and is cost-effective? There may not be a single correct answer to this, but a hybrid cloud setup can get them a step closer to their desired state. Hybrid, in this case, means an environment that has multiple vendor software and hardware products, as well as an on-premises and public cloud presence for infrastructure resources.
Have you felt overwhelmed at the thought of migrating your existing on-premise workloads to the cloud? Have you felt anxious and fearful of the consequences if things go wrong during the migration process, or if your business-critical application has elongated downtimes? Although there is no magic pill that can alleviate those concerns, much of the risk can be minimized by detailed planning and accounting for the various parts that can lead the migration project to fruition. Let us look at what some of these components are.
There is a lot of confusion around, “hybrid cloud.” The term “hybrid cloud” is used broadly and often misused. Wouldn’t IT be hybrid by nature? Doesn’t cloud involve different systems, personnel, technologies and processes, all merged under the same umbrella, and therefore innately classified as hybrid? Probably, yes. But there must be a specific meaning in every context when we see the term in use.
It’s no secret that government agencies need help modernizing their IT systems. Feds have entered a data-driven era, and modern mission demands are pushing them to rethink their operational approaches. As several Federal IT modernization mandates move full steam ahead, the pressure is on. Agencies can no longer afford to sink money into life support for geriatric IT systems. Feds are getting closer and closer to enjoying the benefits of universal cloud adoption, but is it a long haul? What’s holding them back?
"Cloud Marketplace Platform" is a new channel buzz phrase. This is something you may be considering, or have already started using. What exactly is a cloud marketplace? It’s a digital marketplace where you can purchase and manage cloud subscriptions and services across multiple vendors or cloud providers. Often available through your traditional distribution partner, you can also find marketplaces with non-traditional distribution partners for niche services.