“Hybrid cloud is here to stay and of course, it will take time for everybody to get 100% into the cloud. But if you look at where any new projects are being done from an enterprise perspective, almost entirely the assumption is based on the fact that they are going to be built on the cloud.”
Ron Keren, Country Leader, IBM Romania & Republic of Moldova
Continuing our journey in the 1st Romanian Hybrid Cloud Catalogue, here we have another statement from the specialists’ roundup series published in our catalogue in the dedicated special section named ”What are specialists thinking about Hybrid Cloud”.
Mr Ron Keren, Country Leader, IBM Romania & Republic of Moldova offered to CloudMania his personal insights about the Hybrid Cloud concept, advantages and evolution trends.
cloud☁mania: Which are the main advantages of hybrid cloud model in the business transformation process for any organisation?
There’s no doubt that we’re quickly moving toward a multi-cloud-dominated world. By the end of 2018, over half of enterprise-class businesses will subscribe to more than five different public cloud services (IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions, Nov. 2016). The pragmatic reality for the vast majority of enterprises is that their IT, and thus their data and services, will span multiple data centers and computing clouds. This will accelerate fragmentation of data and systems that have to be seamlessly integrated to yield their full potential.
The predominant IT pattern for many years to come will be a mix of traditional IT along with a growing collection of multiple private clouds and public cloud solutions, often referred to as hybrid cloud. In addition, hybrid cloud platforms continue to grow, and enterprises will must ensure their clouds are integrated in the most strategic manner from both a fiscal and strategic standpoint.
Hybrid Cloud means moving workloads to where it makes the most sense for the business and when designed correctly, the cost savings of implementing a hybrid cloud can quickly repay an initial upfront investment. It offers greater flexibility, scalability and central management and provides a high level of security for sensitive data especially in the instances where companies are affected by industry or financial regulations. The additional value enjoyed by organisations that have embraced hybrid environments are improved productivity, greater competitive advantage and ROI.
In today’s digital world hybrid cloud platforms are increasingly critical for driving digital transformation. Such organisations are utilising hybrid cloud to spur digital business goals and to kick-start next-generation initiatives such as the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced analytics and cognitive computing in order to fuel growth, facilitate innovation, expand into new markets and serve new customer segments.
cloud☁mania: How is influencing the Hybrid Cloud adoption/ migration the IT market development in the next 3 years?
Hybrid cloud has become the fastest-growing segment of the cloud market and enterprises are moving to the hybrid cloud, faster than anyone expected to accelerate digital transformation. Hybrid cloud is here to stay and of course, it will take time for everybody to get 100% into the cloud. But if you look at where any new projects are being done from an enterprise perspective, almost entirely the assumption is based on the fact that they are going to be built on the cloud.
In the long run, everything related to structured data will be considered history and companies will need to have their IT infrastructure ready for that shift. As I mentioned above, the hybrid cloud will kick-start next-generation initiatives – cognitive computing, or the use of adaptive learning systems to glean insights and augment business decisions, will be underpinned by hybrid cloud. We are engaged today with customers that are discussing with us moving their operations to the cloud to accelerate their internal initiatives as well.
cloud☁mania: Thank you, Ron Keren, for your valuable contribution for the first Hybrid Cloud Catalogue in Romania!
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