HYBRID IT - THE NEW REALITY

CIO Review|November 2019

HYBRID IT - THE NEW REALITY
Hybrid IT is the result of combining internal and external services, usually from a combination of internal and public clouds, to support business outcome.
Ramesh Munamarty, Group CIO, International SOS

Businesses can leverage Hybrid IT by optimizing the mix of public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises solutions to place applications and workload in the IT environment where it is best suited. According to Fujitsu Hybrid Hive IT Decision Maker Survey, 81 percent of the corporations believe that they will deploy a hybrid IT environment to achieve company objectives.

What are the challenges with the current options of hosting? Traditionally, IT used to house its infrastructure on its own premise or co-locate with a provider. Then public cloud became available and a number of companies became excited as it drove a significant reduction in time-to-market for business functions and perceived cost reduction funded by Operating Expense as opposed to Capital Expense.

However, although public cloud did drive reduction in time-to-market, pay-as-you-go scalability and provided flexibility to move workloads, public cloud does pose some key concerns and challenges. Privacy, security, and control issues are a major obstacle today. This combined with cloud outages, latency issues, escalating costs, and increased cost per transaction sum up the silos business currently face.

According to Forbes Insight of 302 IT Executives, 65 percent have discontinued or scaled back the use of a public cloud service within the past two years.

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