As companies invest in cloud resources, it is rarely with a single, sweeping migration to total cloud adoption. It more often happens incrementally, with initial benefits realized from cloud leading to more and more processes being shifted. The result is a hybrid cloud environment – and a host of challenges.
Companies find that choosing the right cloud model differs for each application, depending on its requirements for performance, accessibility, and management. Complicating matters in many of these scenarios are legacy applications that are best kept in-house because of security or because of the difficulties in migrating to the cloud, as well as outdated infrastructure that makes management of operating models and workflows confusing.
In order to provide a positive user experience across the organization, IT teams need the right infrastructure and capabilities through a hybrid cloud platform. These solutions offer a technologically-efficient and cohesive environment that empowers operational teams to deliver optimized end-user experiences.
Automation Answers Challenges: With businesses running applications in a variety of environments, the infrastructure becomes a sort of diversified, cloud-based hybrid situation. There is a need to simplify in order to reduce complexities and realize the performance potential of hybrid cloud.
Management experiences complications in areas like operations, security, and development, with developers requiring a higher level of flexibility and agility. They turn to automation to achieve a more streamlined set of processes through virtual infrastructures. This helps them improve visibility and coherence in areas like computing, storage, and networking.
Investing in a hybrid cloud platform delivers modern automation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, equipping organizations to offer connected operations so that performance and delivery are measurably improved.
In addition, organizations see improvements in the area of cyber security because automation is able to monitor and address risk across layers of technologies and simplify security policy as it is consistently spread across the architecture.
Resource management improves with automation, offering better allocation and scaling across multiple platforms. Application programming interfaces (APIs) also complicate the environment, but the right platform allows for improved diagnostics and keeps operations and workflows moving.
Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Platform
Investing in a hybrid cloud platform allows businesses to orchestrate a variety of cloud solutions in order to unify and simplify management. Organizations need to be able to gain insights into how systems are working so that applications and infrastructure can be monitored and adjustments made that improve performance.
A hybrid cloud platform provides information about performance improvement opportunities across the entire environment, allowing businesses to gain insights into how their technology performance is impacting business outcomes. IT teams are able to quickly gain information that can be reported and then applied in business situations.
The improved visibility is not only beneficial to managing workflows, but also aids the development process through to the end-user experience. The right platform will break down silos between teams and improve communication and integration between platforms and teams.
For more information about how a hybrid cloud environment can be simplified with the right management solution, contact us at Access Tech. From improving visibility to ensuring that every application is running at optimal performance, we can help you make the most of a more simplified hybrid cloud.