Cloud’s on the roadmap for just about every IT organization these days. The journey to the cloud, however, looks very different from business to business.
Some companies begin as cloud natives. Some organizations completely rebuild in the cloud. And some keep one foot in their data center and one foot in public cloud.
From simplicity to speed, hybrid cloud offers a variety of benefits. Five IT leaders across the globe share why they went hybrid cloud and what it’s done for their businesses.
1. Easily Manage Apps in the Cloud
Rackspace is a cloud expert and partner for businesses getting into the cloud. In fact, they manage the entire cloud application lifecycle for their customers. And they make managing apps in the cloud incredibly simple and fast with hybrid cloud services.
2. Immediately Support Global Growth
IHS Markit provides business intelligence, market insights and data and analytics that help businesses make informed decisions. Increasingly, businesses and government agencies from far beyond its U.K. headquarters seek the company’s expertise.
To help the company expand and reach new markets, IHS Markit adopted a hybrid cloud solution. It only took six weeks to move 1,000 workloads to the public cloud from its private cloud. Now, the company can expand to new regions without the cost of additional hardware, while meeting local security, compliance and privacy requirements.
3. Rapidly Develop and Deliver Apps
It’s all about speed to market for William Hill, one of the biggest names in gaming. So, IT bet on the cloud to continuously deliver better products to customers and support app demand during major sporting events.
IT got to this ideal state quickly via a hybrid cloud solution. Using their existing skills and architectures, the company quickly and efficiently moved 30 percent of its applications from the private to hybrid cloud. And that’s just the start.
4. Reinforce Resilience of Critical Apps
Like governments everywhere, the state of Victoria, Australia, aspires to provide more convenience and cost savings for its citizens and employees. Its provider for digital services, Cenitex, planned an infrastructure refresh to accommodate its needs for greater flexibility, innovation and reliability.
A significant component of the digital transformation is the hybrid cloud. This provides opportunities to expand the resources and resilience of critical apps with disaster recovery capabilities.
5. Burst to the Cloud to Meet Demand
Dell Technologies supports nearly 4,000 hands-on labs during its four-day annual conference. With customer trust and potential sales on the line, each lab must run flawlessly.
To ensure technical hiccups don’t interfere with user experience, IT seamlessly shifts workloads from private cloud environments to a temporary public cloud. In this hybrid cloud design, hands-on labs perform better and faster—achieving 100-percent content uptime.