Even with the proven usefulness of cloud computing, some businesses have remained leery. Moreover, some of those that did adopt cloud computing practices in recent years are now changing their practices again in favor of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures.
This evolution is being born out of the need for increased demand for agility and reliability from IT. Luckily, the hybrid cloud is perfect for this.
According to Gartner, upwards of 90% of organizations will be using a hybrid infrastructure by 2020.
Furthermore, Gartner research director, DD Mishra, said that this adoption will both increase efficiency and optimize business costs. It will also lead to an increase of the complexity involved with choosing the optimum toolset for each environment.
So how can your business prepare for the coming changes?
Introducing the New Hybrid Cloud
Your business’s first step should be to gain an understanding of the ins and outs of the new hybrid environment. Previous cloud computing shifts led to noticeable changes in the way enterprises utilize IT, which caused the hybrid cloud to evolve.
In fact, this dramatic evolution is what’s leading experts to begin thinking about what is coming next.
More specifically, given that 95% of large enterprises now utilize the cloud and 73% of other companies utilize a hybrid environment, the concerns that some users have about the how critical applications perform in the public Internet environment are driving the current evolution of cloud computing.
Multi-Cloud Computing Environments
A hybrid cloud environment isn’t the best fit for every organization, which is why 82% of enterprises utilize a multi-cloud strategy. Within a multi-cloud environment, some enterprises have, on average, six public and private clouds.
Yes, having multiple clouds to manage can be a challenge. However, it also means that the enterprise has more flexibility (and reduces risks) when it comes to adopting the latest innovation.