Every day, the business world becomes more unpredictable. That’s why business leaders are looking for greater certainty and control, wherever they can find it.
They need options for wrestling back control over their technology to better manage their costs and risk – all without slowing their business down. But their infrastructure needs to support a mix of both current and next-gen applications, all of which have different infrastructure needs and competing service priorities.
This is why we’re increasingly seeing organisations making the switch to hybrid cloud infrastructure, as it provides them with the optimum mix of performance and control. To help you understand what this means for your business, here are the five key reasons you should be considering making the switch to hybrid cloud with CustomTec today.
- Controlling costs and eliminating sticker shock
Although public cloud was once touted as a fast way to cut storage and infrastructure costs, many businesses have realised the grass isn’t always greener. As they’ve moved more of their workloads over to the public cloud, they’ve suffered from sticker shock when the real costs of public cloud are revealed. A survey by Flexera indicates the estimated waste on cloud spend in 2019 was between 27-35%.
Rather than overspending on cloud resources that end up being drastically underutilised, hybrid cloud enables organisations to send certain workloads and applications to public cloud – while keeping business-critical applications and data on-premises where it makes sense for controlling costs.
- Powering innovation and speed to market
Every business needs to be constantly developing innovative new digital products and services to remain relevant, with IDC predicting that 50% of GDP will be from digital-first offerings by 2022. And speed is the name of the game when it comes to the go-to-market timeframes today’s app developers have to work with.
At the same time, most organisations are still dealing with a mix of both cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications in their development pipeline. For this reason, developers need access to the secure and always-on compute power of on-premise infrastructure, combined with the scalable resources offered by the public cloud.
- Securing workloads and managing compliance
No matter the industry, every organisation is trying to cope with the ever-growing burden of regulatory compliance. Because of the significant risks of data breaches and outages, regulators have placed strict conditions on the infrastructure environments required to manage certain datasets and workloads.
Because of this, organisations need a manageable way to move workloads, applications and data between public/private clouds and on-premise infrastructure to meet their compliance obligations. This is where hybrid cloud offers the secure control they need for efficiently managing compliance.
- Switching to a consumption-based model
To achieve the secure control required to manage costs, risks and compliance, the average enterprise would need massive capital outlays for on-premise infrastructure that they may or may not use. Because of this, control has for too long been balance against costs.
Thankfully, consumption-based models for hybrid cloud infrastructure now allow organisations to get the best of both worlds. They can easily manage and pay for only the storage and compute resources they need, without having to pay for unnecessary and underutilised resources.
- Reducing infrastructure management complexity
Between public/private clouds and on-premise infrastructure, our IT teams have a tall task in trying to manage these dynamic new tech environments we’ve built. Few businesses have the in-house skillsets and expertise to manage multiple infrastructure environments, which leads to an over reliance on on-premise infrastructure.
According to research from HPE and IDC, digitally mature organisations use a well-balanced mix of on-premise (25%), public cloud (25%), private cloud (26%) and SaaS (24%) to achieve the best results from their infrastructure. Hybrid cloud infrastructure reduces the complexity of managing these environments separately, allowing your IT team to focus on driving real business outcomes.
CustomTec has the ideal solution for organisations who want to make the switch to hybrid cloud today. Our full SDDC stack from VMware with composable infrastructure from HPE Synergy is a first of its kind offering that enables organisations to achieve their infrastructure goals of improved performance, constant control, and efficient agility.
Offered through an easy-to-manage consumption-based model with HPE GreenLake, this infrastructure platform allows organisation to seamlessly control their infrastructure needs. With CustomeTec’s industry-leading servicing and
support, we can help you begin leveraging new opportunities for automation and workload optimisation where it makes sense for your business.
Contact us today to find out how our hybrid cloud platform can power your business into the future.