Hybrid Cloud: 2 in 3 IT Pros state it’s their Future
About the hybrid cloud adoption survey
About the hybrid cloud survey respondents
2 in 3 IT professionals see hybrid cloud solutions as a permanent destination for infrastructure
1 in 3 companies cite trust issues with cloud as reason for some workloads remaining on-premise
Only 5.7% of respondents report no technical difficulties with cloud or hybrid technologies
Workloads holding full cloud adoption back
Companies using MSP services more likely to use cloud solutions vs on-premise
Most popular containerisation services
Full hybrid cloud adoption survey results
If you’d like to take a look at the data for yourself, feel free to take a look at the hybrid cloud adoption survey results here.
Next steps?The findings will directly influence the Altaro webinar on 23 March, How Azure Stack HCI is Forcing Changes in your Datacenter. Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze and Carsten Rachfahl will break down Microsoft’s core hybrid cloud solution Azure Stack HCI, what it means for IT Pros and how it will fit into the tech stack long-term. Register for this hybrid cloud webinar >
What is hybrid cloud and how does it work?
Hybrid cloud is a term used to describe an IT system architecture that utilises a combination of on-premise technology and cloud (public or private) services. A hybrid cloud model allows these systems to interact with each other and share data and resources to support the operation of an IT infrastructure.
What is an example of a hybrid cloud model?
Hybrid cloud models are used in a wide variety of situations. The most common of which is when a business wants to modernise their IT infrastructure, but has certain workloads that must remain in physical data centres due to legacy software or industry requirements.
How do I build a hybrid cloud architecture?
The first step is to become familiar with the providers of hybrid cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, etc. Each of these providers has their strengths and weaknesses, so finding out what your IT infrastructure requires the most is essential in choosing the right platform. A benefit of cloud technologies is that it doesn’t require hardware installations for trial, so testing different providers to find out which fits your business best is definitely recommended.
What are the benefits of Hybrid Cloud technology?
Benefits of hybrid cloud technology include:
Flexibility and scalability. Since they don’t rely on fixed hardware resources, systems operating in hybrid cloud environments can increase and decrease resource allocation depending on the current workload.
Cost management. With the amount of different available options and price points for both private and public cloud technology, businesses can pick and choose which applications will be run on which platform based on their needs and budgets.
Security and monitoring. Native and third party security suites and monitoring software is widely available for most major cloud platforms that make them a preferable choice for businesses that need the accessibility of cloud services for sensitive data.
Control and customisation. With the vast amount of integration options available for cloud platforms, IT can take the shape of whatever specific infrastructure is required by the business.
Reliability and resiliency. Thanks to the decentralised nature of several cloud services, downtime is exceptionally rare, and data loss due to hardware failures is practically non-existent. Recovering any lost data is also a pain-free process in the majority of cases.
What is a hybrid cloud approach used for?
Frequently changing workloads for applications that require the scalability of cloud technology, and the security of on-premise or private cloud storage.
High levels of data processing – processing large amounts of data usually occurs in waves. Hybrid cloud platforms allow external resources to be allocated at a lower cost than other solutions.
Migrating to cloud technology – Thanks to its flexibility, many businesses are using a hybrid cloud approach until all their workloads can be completely shifted into the cloud due to financial or technological constraints.
Future-proofing – no business knows exactly what it will require down the road, and a hybrid cloud approach allows businesses to be agile and reactive with their IT resources in ways that were previously impossible.