What exactly is hybrid cloud? Hybrid cloud refers to the mix of cloud environments running the various operations of your business. Whether operating on public, private, multi-cloud or on-premise infrastructure, your company is likely running multiple clouds at once. The average enterprise is expected to have 10 clouds by 2023.
As a result, your organization may have adopted a hybrid cloud platform, integrating your various clouds and providing some level of orchestration, management and portability among the applications. But you may still wonder how you can best leverage your hybrid cloud platform to transform your business and achieve maximum value for your organization.
Therefore, mastering hybrid cloud is key for you to realize the full business value of your hybrid cloud. A hybrid cloud platform can enable you to innovate anywhere with anyone’s technology. But with so many clouds performing multiple functions across your enterprise, adopting an integrated plan is easier said than done.
So, how do you move from managing a mix of hybrid cloud environments to creating business value by mastering hybrid cloud, tackling challenges along the way? First, you must start with a clear and compelling hybrid cloud vision integrated alongside your business goals.
Maximize your business value with hybrid cloud mastery
The economic value of today’s businesses is heavily driven by the ability to run marketplace experiments very quickly using data, software, and platforms. A well-mastered hybrid cloud platform can make this rapid-cycle innovation much more flexible, dramatically faster, more productive and less expensive, while making data accessible to more innovators inside your enterprise.
As enterprises operate more cloud platforms, they face more technical complexity, higher costs and other challenges that could derail their processes. The recent IBM Institute of Business Value report Mastering Hybrid Cloud describes common challenges enterprises face across business functions during their journey to mastering hybrid cloud.
But these challenges are not insurmountable, and no matter where you are in your hybrid cloud journey, you have an opportunity to redirect and transform your operations. You can adjust and change course to capture the full value of hybrid cloud and unlock the vast benefits it contributes to business technologies in areas such as AI, blockchain and quantum computing. Each challenge can be overcome by creating balance between your roadmap for building hybrid cloud capabilities and your roadmap for business success. By aligning and implementing these roadmaps simultaneously, you will be equipped with the tools needed to lead innovation and transform your business with hybrid cloud at its foundation.