The cloud offers enterprises the opportunity to transform their business models and gain competitive advantage. In addition to reduced cost and capital expenditures, the key benefits include the ability to become more agile by quickly provisioning resources and building more open business processes and virtual ecosystems of stakeholders.
However,not all enterprise workloads are suited for the cloud, and many organizations are not yet ready to abandon their traditional IT investments.
Such organizations will leverage or continue to leverage hybrid infrastructure – a mix of traditional on-premises IT and private,virtual and public clouds-to enhance business outcomes and ROI.
Managing hybrid infrastructure presents challenges. A study conducted by Saugatuck Technology found 70% of organizations attempt to identify,procure and manage technologies and providers themselves.
Within a Year, though, nearly all had determined this approach was inefficient. With different departments within an enterprise individually sourcing IT services, complexity grows quickly and takes many forms.
e.g. one survey respondent noted the scope and pace of change in IT are now so great that keeping up with them is simply too much for all but dedicated IT service providers. These challenges can quickly offset the potential savings the cloud offers.
I was looking at hybrid, from another’s point of view, you could discuss with your comments on how Hybrid systems are actually the future, and how companies and organization can embrace, new and emerging IT technologies.