The public cloud has the benefits of being secure and elastic. It offers a range of options including infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service. However, public clouds are far from perfect. With the “pay as you go” pricing model, IT professionals often have the misconception that cloud storage is inexpensive.
The public cloud appears to be cheap by the minute, and cheap by the hour, but it is not cheap by the year. For most enterprises public cloud deployments, mostly cost much more than expected. We therefore see, that after starting small, clients move away from public cloud to on- or off premise private cloud, to cut cost. There are many, small and large use cases where clients, even the ones born in the cloud, have performed this switch, or have made a hybrid strategy.
With businesses starting either as a public or private cloud based computing environment, the end game for sure is a hybrid cloud infrastructure. The essence of implementing a hybrid cloud IT environment is the ability to enjoy the best attributes of both sides. You want to get the benefits of the public cloud where you need it, and want to get control of the private cloud when you want to mitigate the risk and control cost.
It is inevitable that organisations, from small to medium sized businesses to large enterprises, will implement a hybrid cloud strategy. To make sure you are prepared for the hybrid cloud, it is crucial to start by looking at the services you currently offer to your business and find any unmet business needs, and create a wish list of services you’d like to include. Once you have described all requirements for these business processes and the business needs you want to meet, you can start building your hybrid cloud catalogue.
Implementing hybrid cloud, requires the appropriate cloud management and automation solution, as well as private cloud infrastructure and public cloud services that fit your business requirements. To be able to select these solutions, implement and manage the services, your business requires the right support from a trusted partner. Proficiency Cloud Services & Sourcing helps you investigate and describe the requirements and architecture for your Hybrid Cloud computing environment. In addition we help you source the infrastructure solutions and cloud services through our strategic vendor relations, and we can also ensure you will benefit from the right cloud and managed services through our extensive value net. This to provide you all you need to need to provide your business, clients and users consistently superior performance of your IT processes.