According to Flexera, 82% of enterprises embraced a hybrid cloud strategy in 2021. Most companies have a long-term hybrid cloud strategy involving both cloud environments and on-premises workloads. On average, respondents of Flexera’s survey use 2.6 public and 2.7 private clouds. The overall trend line continues upward as more organisations adopt a hybrid strategy.
Hybrid cloud is a blend of public, private and multi-cloud strategies. Essential operations and applications are still housed in the data centre (for security or latency reasons), while applications and services that can best live in the cloud are migrated to a cloud service provider. The result is a seamless experience between public and private infrastructure – the best of both worlds.
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The business case for cloud is now more compelling than ever. Enterprises are increasingly forced to adapt their IT strategies to the challenges of managing a hybrid workforce, as well as support the drive in looking for new ways to find sustainable competitive advantage by embracing technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT and cloud services.
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Cloud adoption can open a spectrum of new opportunities at far greater speed and with less risk than ever before. With access to the latest public cloud services and advanced analytics to mine value from your data, you can gain competitive advantage with innovations across:
Cloud-based systems enhance collaboration, as files and data can be accessed anywhere, on any device and at any time. With remote working becoming more commonplace, organisations are refocusing on ensuring collaboration can take place seamlessly and conveniently.
Profitability can increase through both cost control and revenue increases. When your applications and data are in the cloud, you only pay for what you use. You no longer need to invest in hardware or worry about the costs associated with maintenance and security.
However, when evaluating the cost of cloud, it’s essential to have a detailed understanding of your current and projected cloud costs to ensure they won’t spiral out of control. Learn more in our blog series on evaluating the cost of cloud.
A pay-per-use model is also available for on-premises infrastructure, giving you cloud economics wherever you run your workloads. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to run your workloads based on their best fit, taking into consideration everything opposite.
A consumption-based model means you no longer have to worry about investing in sufficient server resources, such as storage. You automatically expand or contract your public cloud services based on your needs at the time, while allowing for spikes, like report generation and payroll that often impact on a data centre’s performance.
Public Cloud based security services are innovating at pace in order to keep up with a rapidly changing threat landscape. These can protect both your cloud and on-premises environments, with threat intelligence that is constantly updated by security experts. Security, backup and disaster recovery can be outsourced to experts in the field, freeing your IT staff to concentrate on business that adds value.
Achieve greater agility when you can deploy any workload, anywhere – across physical and virtual environments. Get products to market faster, and achieve a high velocity of change through DevSecOps practices.
Cloud platforms are constantly being updated and improved. Cloud vendors compete to provide a service that is fast, responsive, secure and reliable. With a hybrid cloud system, you don’t have to keep upgrading – it's done for you, behind the scenes. The regular CAPEX crunch becomes a manageable, predictable OPEX item.
Carbon neutral setups are very costly and difficult to implement in privately managed data centres. Tech giants operating public cloud services have the scale and specialisation to invest in carbon neutrality. Multi-cloud and hybrid strategies can also leverage this benefit.
Being able to integrate securely all your networks, cloud services and on-premises infrastructure, means you have total control of everything that matters to your business.
With every cloud vision being unique, a robust, proven approach is critical in getting the right answers quickly and effectively. Whether you need to undergo an end-to-end transformation or simply achieve faster, more targeted outcomes, Telefónica Tech has developed and refined a flexible framework based on many years of experience. All with cybersecurity integrated into every step.
Our support services will help de-risk IT for your business, reduce downtime, aid in cost control and save you time.
Keep your transformation projects on track with access to the right skills and expertise as you need them with our Flexible Resourcing as a Service.
Luton and Dunstable Hospital have broken through the constraints of using cloud in the NHS – by using a hybrid cloud approach performance and efficiency have soared. With 99.95% uptime, they have achieved a 40% savings in CAPEX.
The evergreen Azure Virtual Desktop has left a blood cancer charity with much-needed cash in the bank. As a technology leader in the charity sector, Anthony Nolan had already started the move from expensive legacy data centres to the cloud. When the Covid-19 health crisis struck its planned move to Azure Virtual Desktop proved to be timely. Since implementation, employees have been able to work remotely and securely from home, and the charity has been able to save valuable funds.
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