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Hybrid Cloud: Unleash agility and flexibility

Companies are adopting hybrid multi-cloud models to improve their agility and flexibility. The adoption of hybrid multi-cloud is not just about adding tiers, but about adapting existing infrastructure to digital transformation. With the right approach, companies can achieve better ROI and accelerate their business growth. According to Infosys Cloud Radar 2021 Survey, achieving exceptional levels of cloud performance could result in up to US$414 billion in profits. This highlights the importance of a hybrid multi-cloud strategy.

The hybrid multi-cloud model is a unique solution for IT professionals. It brings together multiple clouds and allows organizations to choose the best-of-breed solutions for each workload type without being tied to a specific vendor. Organizations can use various managed services or build their applications on top of the cloud infrastructure as per their requirements using the hybrid multi-cloud model.

A hybrid cloud is not just an add-on, but an approach to support digital innovation

A hybrid cloud enables you to address security and compliance challenges, improve your ROI and accelerate your business growth. With HPE, you will have the right cloud strategy, platform, and services that can help you achieve these goals. It also enables businesses to deploy applications and workloads in the public and private clouds based on the business priorities.

The hybrid multi-cloud model enables a business to manage its data center resources by using both managed public cloud services from an external provider as well as on-premises private data centers. This provides flexibility in terms of cost savings, agility, scalability, and performance when compared with traditional approaches where all applications are deployed on one location or platform – either inside an enterprise's own data center or in a third-party provider’s facility

The hybrid multi-cloud model also helps organizations build new applications faster than ever before because they no longer have to wait for traditional infrastructure limitations like bandwidth or storage capacity since they can tap into multiple sources simultaneously while maintaining security standards at each step along the way.

The hybrid multi-cloud model can be roughly categorized into 3 categories - private cloud, public cloud, and managed cloud.

  • Private Cloud: This is a self-managed environment that is not shared with others in the organization. It can be used to host applications and services that require high levels of security and privacy, like file storage or email servers.

  • Public Cloud: This type of cloud service provides access to resources over an Internet connection through a remote data center owned by an enterprise. Public clouds are typically associated with big companies like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). They are also referred to as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) because they offer scalable infrastructure such as virtual machines or database instances that you can use without having any special technical knowledge about them - all you need to do is pay for them! 

  • Managed Cloud: Managed clouds are hosted by internal IT teams within an organization so they don’t necessarily need access keys from outside sources like AWS/Azure etc..

The hybrid multi-cloud model offers great flexibility to organizations willing to use a combination of private and public clouds. The approach enables businesses to deploy applications and workloads in the public and private clouds based on the business priorities, rather than being tied down with specific vendors or technologies.

The hybrid multi-cloud enables organizations to choose best-of-breed solutions for each workload type without being tied down with a specific vendor's technology stack (e.g., Amazon Web Services). Organizations can also build their applications on top of the cloud infrastructure as per their requirements using this model.

By using a hybrid multi-cloud model, an organization can leverage their existing data center while using public cloud services where they see fit.

The hybrid multi-cloud model allows organizations to use the best of both worlds: they have more flexibility in terms of what they can do with their data and applications, but also take advantage of public cloud services when needed. In addition, it offers great flexibility to organizations willing to use a combination of private and public clouds—for example, if you have an application that primarily resides on AWS EC2 instances or Azure VMs but would like access to some other type (such as MySQL or PostgreSQL), then this is easily accomplished with hybrid multi-clouds.

Organizations can use various managed services or build their applications on top of the cloud infrastructure as per their requirements using the hybrid multi-cloud model.

Managed services are offered by vendors who provide a combination of software, hardware, and expertise to ensure that organizations get value from their data center investments. These vendors offer both private and public clouds, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Managed service providers typically act as an intermediary between customers and providers offering them access to infrastructure based on specific customer needs while maintaining control over security standards following industry standards such as ISO 27017 or NIST 800-66 respectively.

A robust hybrid multi-cloud model is a precondition for digital transformation

Many companies are moving toward this model and it's a good fit for digital transformation because it helps them reduce risks and improve ROI. Companies need to follow a robust approach to embrace hybrid multi-clouds successfully, which includes:

  • Investing in the right technologies that enable their business needs, such as data security, compliance, and governance;

  • Ensuring organizational agility & flexibility through tools like DevOps or continuous delivery;

  • Automation of processes across multiple environments (private/public), with APIs between them;

In addition, organizations should invest in technology platforms that provide greater flexibility while ensuring they can scale as they grow. This will ensure they can meet future demand without changing their infrastructure midstream-something would be difficult if you were using traditional infrastructure services like AWS Lambda functions or Azure Functions deployed on-premises.

Companies need to address security and compliance challenges with Azure and AWS.

Security and compliance are essential considerations for companies, but they are not always the same across regions or even within a single region. Security, or the protection of data in transit, storage, at rest, or in use by an application—including cloud services—can be accomplished with two main methods: encryption (e.g., SSL) and access control lists (ACLs). ACLs restrict what applications can do with your data by setting permissions on individual objects such as files stored in buckets or tables in databases. The type of access controls required depends on where you are storing your assets and how sensitive those assets are (e.g., financial transactions versus personally identifiable information).

Compliance refers specifically to regulations governing how organizations manage their information technology infrastructure. This includes technical standards for hardware/software configuration management; software installation & patching; documentation practices around development lifecycles like testing & deployment cycles; etcetera.

With a hybrid multi-cloud model, companies can improve their ROI and accelerate their business growth.

A hybrid multi-cloud model enables you to use the right cloud for the right workload. It also helps you achieve better ROI, accelerates your business growth, and meets security and compliance challenges with Azure and AWS, which are not a bottleneck anymore. The benefits of this approach are numerous:

  • You get more agility by moving workloads around between clouds as needed.

  • You can improve your ROI since you don’t need to pay for capacity upfront but only when it is used (and only as much as needed).

With a hybrid multi-cloud model, companies can better manage their costs while still delivering quality applications faster than before because they no longer have to worry about security issues or compliance requirements in one particular cloud provider by having their data move between them seamlessly without any impact on performance or functionality.

HPE can help you digitally transform your business with the right cloud strategy, platform, and services.

HPE can help you digitally transform your business with the right cloud strategy, platform, and services. With a better understanding of what it means to be agile and flexible in today's digital landscape, you will have an easier time achieving your goals faster while reducing IT costs. By leveraging hybrid multi-cloud models instead of just one vendor's solution or architecture alone—or even multiple vendors' solutions simultaneously—you will be able to meet emerging business needs more quickly than ever before.

Your Take Away…

Companies should embrace hybrid multi-cloud to ensure better agility and flexibility in their infrastructure. Hybrid multi-cloud (HMC) is an emerging trend that combines public and private clouds, providing organizations with a consistent platform for application development, deployment, and management. With HMC, companies can extend their existing IT assets by leveraging their existing data center resources while also taking advantage of new technologies such as containerization or serverless computing. This approach enables them to reduce costs while improving performance by shifting workloads from expensive virtual machines to more cost-effective physical servers or cloud instances running in different locations across multiple providers' networks. This is the same way you might use a VPN connection between two computers located far apart from each other today but still connected via Wi-Fi on your laptop when you are traveling abroad!

There are many benefits to a hybrid multi-cloud model. Companies can reduce their IT costs, improve their ROI, and accelerate their business growth. This can be achieved through the use of an integrated platform that provides flexibility by allowing companies to switch between public clouds or private clouds on demand. The HPE Hybrid Cloud Platform combines an open standard for hybrid cloud orchestration with HPE’s enterprise-grade storage, compute, and networking solutions for effective data management. It enables customers to quickly deploy centralized infrastructure services across multiple vendors without sacrificing control over governance or compliance requirements. 

The hybrid multi-cloud model is going to be the future of the IT industry. It will help organizations in providing a seamless experience to their users and at the same time, they can leverage their infrastructure efficiently. Organizations can use various managed services or build their applications on top of the cloud infrastructure as per their requirements using the hybrid multi-cloud model.