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Why Hybrid Platform? Why Now?

Hybrid Cloud modernization is an area of expertise that our cloud architects are focused on this year. Wizeline Cloud Architect and DevOps Lead, Franchesco Romero, shares why Hybrid Cloud is top of mind for many businesses and their digital strategies.

Currently, enterprises face many challenges when it comes to the agility and scalability of their business and IT departments. Chief executives know that to deliver the ultimate end-user experience, adaptability and the capacity to modernize their core infrastructure is a key differentiator to their business.

Now, in their quest for agility, leaders have found that the cloud is a key ingredient for their current business plans to succeed. While it might not be an easy task that can happen overnight, there are plenty of resources, vendors, and services that teams can leverage to get the most out of their investment.

Enter the Hybrid Platform. In recent years, many businesses have found that modernizing their applications has resulted in better customer experiences, yielding higher revenue. Having access to shorter feedback loops and being able to respond in real-time is now an essential part of running a successful business. This is where the cloud takes the spotlight, adding value to your existing business by providing hundreds of features that take you from one single managed service to a whole catalog of computing, storage, and databases to continuous integration, data analytics, and artificial intelligence

Now, businesses can go from idea to implementation in minutes rather than months. They have complete control of each step and can strategically integrate new services as they familiarize themselves with them and become proficient with each one.

Interoperability

By leveraging the public cloud, businesses can now take their applications to a whole new level, one where they can run their current platforms without specific vendor lock-in and bring them into the public cloud. With multiple options for connectivity and high availability, extending an existing set of features from the public cloud into the private space has never been more achievable and affordable. Today, many connectivity options let you connect your current on-premises to the cloud, to link your internal network to any of the public cloud offerings.  

This functionality allows workflows to run securely and independently, while at the same time utilizing the power of the cloud where on-demand computing capacity is required, without spending resources on painful and lengthy provisioning processes or procurement.

As cloud providers provide more and more excellent resources to bootstrap your modernization initiatives in terms of documentation, training, and enablement, your developers can start experimenting and taking advantage of new technology, 

Scalability, Portability, and Security

A successful Hybrid Cloud approach should always include a modernization aspect, one where all monoliths are broken down into microservices and taken to the cloud, leveraging cloud-native components. And one of the most successful proven steps is Container technology. 

Container technology has been around for years, but now, with Docker, it has taken a new meaning given how easy it is for engineers to get the results they expect from their workloads running previously either locally or on-prem and now in the cloud. Docker containers and orchestration management tools technologies are a vital component for modernizing your infrastructure, allowing you to take advantage of the scalability.

With Public Cloud, a plethora of options can be used to power all the services in your business. You are no longer limited to a specific set of features from a vendor or platform to extend your existing capabilities. Now is the time to add that new and exciting third-party service or feature into your existing services that will delight your customers.

Continuing to have control of your digital assets securely is one of the critical aspects of a Hybrid approach that you can still leverage, whether it’s for a regulatory or strategic reason. You can continue to protect your digital assets in the cloud with the latest advancements in encryption, threat detection, and intrusion prevention. These advancements extend to the Public Cloud with built-in audit capabilities that track potential security breaches in real-time.

Navigating Hybrid cloud solutions can be time-consuming and tricky. We believe in a provider and partner ecosystem. Leveraging a knowledgeable and certified cloud partner cuts out the guesswork and reduces the time it takes to implement the right solutions. Wizeline has experience working with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. To learn more about how Wizeline can help you implement Hybrid Cloud, or want to chat about all-things-cloud, get in touch with me or fill out this form.

By Franchesco Romero, Cloud Architect and DevOps Lead at Wizeline
By Franchesco Romero, Cloud Architect and DevOps Lead at Wizeline

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