Seeking Digital Transformation? 8 Essentials for Successful Hybrid ITToday’s businesses are rapidly changing – and that is all part of a wider digital transformation initiative that is sweeping the industry

Yet as businesses move to the public cloud seeking lower costs and greater flexibility, they’re discovering some challenges. These challenges are coming in the form of unexpected costs. Others arise while trying to move traditional workloads off-premises to locations that are sometimes less than ideal.

More and more enterprises are recognizing that a hybrid IT strategy solves many of these challenges. A hybrid IT environment provides a balanced combination of traditional on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and off-premises public cloud. And through careful analysis, a hybrid IT estate allows IT teams to select the best deployment model for each application. Mission-critical workloads can remain on-prem where employees can confidently retain complete control. Whereas a newly-developed, revenue-generating app can hum along beautifully in the public cloud. And a non-revenue generating app can run extremely well on a private cloud, where it’s available for all to use within the constraints of an existing budget.

So, all is well…right? Actually, not quite.

Bridging the gap between on- and off-premises workloads

Even when each workload is placed where it is best suited, another challenge still needs to be solved. On-premises and off-premises worlds can become very siloed, increasing complexity and slowing digital transformation. IT can’t easily manage them as one because they don’t have the visibility they need across their entire hybrid estate. What IT needs is a single view to easily manage everything at the same time, regardless of where it is being hosted.


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