Cloud’s on the roadmap for just about every IT organisation these days. The journey to the cloud, however, looks very different from business to business.
Some companies begin as cloud natives. Some organisations completely rebuild in the cloud. And some keep one foot in their data center and one foot in public cloud.
From simplicity to speed, hybrid cloud offers a variety of benefits. To demonstrate how hybrid cloud use can vary, VMware interviewed five IT leaders around the globe to find out why they went hybrid cloud and what it’s done for their businesses. Here are the top reasons why they shifted to hybrid cloud.
1. You Can Easily Manage Apps in the Cloud
We leverage [our hybrid cloud solution] as a platform to deliver for customers who are looking to use the public cloud technologies but still reduce the risk of migrating their applications.
Rackspace is a cloud expert and partner for businesses getting into the cloud. In fact, they manage the entire cloud application lifecycle for their customers. And they make managing apps in the cloud incredibly simple and fast with hybrid cloud services.
2. Hybrid Cloud Enables Immediate Global Growth Support
By leveraging consistent VMware infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS, we are maximizing our existing processes, systems and training, and creating a highly automated environment to support the demands placed on IT operations.
Ben Tanner, Director of Cloud Enablement, IHS Markit
IHS Markit provides business intelligence, market insights and data and analytics that help businesses make informed decisions. Increasingly, businesses and government agencies from far beyond its U.K. headquarters seek the company’s expertise.
To help the company expand and reach new markets, IHS Markit adopted a hybrid cloud solution. It only took six weeks to move 1,000 workloads to the public cloud from its private cloud. Now, the company can expand to new regions without the cost of additional hardware, while meeting local security, compliance and privacy requirements.
3. It Allows for Rapid Development & Delivery of Apps
One of the main benefits is around elastic scale and the ability to roll out quickly and consistently across that platform. We’ve got hundreds of applications to move, and if we were to take every single application on a single path journey, we would be at this forever more. It’s all about speed to market.
Sarah Lucas, Head of Promotions & Infrastructure, William Hill
It’s all about speed to market for William Hill, one of the biggest names in gaming. So, IT bet on the cloud to continuously deliver better products to customers and support app demand during major sporting events.
IT got to this ideal state quickly via a hybrid cloud solution. Using their existing skills and architectures, the company quickly and efficiently moved 30 percent of its applications from the private to hybrid cloud. And that’s just the start.
4. Hybrid Cloud Reinforces Resilience of Critical Apps
Our customers want us to be responsive, resilient and cost effective to meet their changing needs. They expect technological innovation that will provide them with reliable, accessible services well into the future. […] At the completion of this project, we will be delivering a truly digital government experience that positions us as an agency leading the way not just in Australia, but globally.
Michael Vanderheide, Former CEO, Cenitex
Like governments everywhere, the state of Victoria, Australia, aspires to provide more convenience and cost savings for its citizens and employees. Its provider for digital services, Cenitex, planned an infrastructure refresh to accommodate its needs for greater flexibility, innovation and reliability.
A significant component of the digital transformation is the hybrid cloud. This provides opportunities to expand the resources and resilience of critical apps with disaster recovery capabilities.
5. Hybrid Cloud Empowers IT to Meet Demand
The terrific experience that VMware Cloud on AWS (hybrid cloud solution) helps provide translates to higher customer confidence in our products and solutions, preserving and enhancing revenue opportunities for the company.
Tricia Kreis, Senior Manager of Events & Operations for Customer Solution Centers, Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies supports nearly 4,000 hands-on labs during its four-day annual conference. With customer trust and potential sales on the line, each lab must run flawlessly.
To ensure technical hiccups don’t interfere with user experience, IT seamlessly shifts workloads from private cloud environments to a temporary public cloud. In this hybrid cloud design, hands-on labs perform better and faster—achieving 100-percent content uptime.
Discover More on Hybrid Cloud
For more information on hybrid cloud and how Dell Technologies partner, VMware, enables businesses to level up their activities, check out the Dell Technologies Innovator page. You’ll find white papers, reports, podcasts and more to help you transition to a more profitable business model in the hybrid cloud environment.