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Reflections on the complexity of hybrid cloud and how to get started

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The events of the 2020 have escalated the businesses need for transitioning towards an increasingly digital economy. Therefore, we need to a reality where working from home became a new norm. Also, online transactions put pressure on businesses in almost every industry. Actually, it has never been more important for IT teams to help their business transform to a more agile and scalable model that can adapt and change as needed.

The role of hybrid multicloud environments

Enterprise IT has become complex, making it difficult to manage effectively. Changing business needs, shifting customer demands and fluid application architectures keep IT teams on the defensive. In addition, they are trying to effectively run their systems. Hybrid multicloud adoption adds greater complexity for managing new infrastructure models.

For businesses to stay competitive and successful, IT organizations must streamline IT management to simplify operations. Secondly, is important to build a foundation that enables their companies to adjust to ever-changing business priorities. With a wider array of development and management tools available, IT teams feel pressure to deliver the same or even higher levels of service as they once achieved from on-premises systems. Part of that pressure comes from the consumers of IT services, who expect and demand hyperscale service models.

How to get started with Hybrid Cloud

Cloud has played an ever increasing part in meeting these demands. However, the journey to cloud is complex for most businesses. Key strategic decisions need to be made . Of course, it is easy to get lost in the crossfire between business demands, external factors, and the reality in the IT Department.

All businesses have started their journey to the cloud. However, not all have had an integrated, strategic approach, and often cloud projects have lived in different areas of the business.

So, to help with the clarity we have created an assessment tool together with IDC. That allows you and your colleagues to go in and assess how far you have come in your cloud journey. 

We have divided the journey into 3 areas for you to consider

  • move applications and data into the cloud,
  • build your own cloud-native applications or enhance existing ones and
  • manage a portfolio of multiple cloud services efficiently and set up a cloud operating model. 

8 minutes Assessment

In conclusion, this assessment will tell you how far you have progressed. In addition, you will learn about the next steps are on your journey in these three categories. 

At the end of the assessment, you will receive a customized IDC report. It will show you how you scored, where your strengths are, and which areas require more focus. 

So please spend 8 minutes on the assessment – and reach out if there is anything you would like to talk about – we are here to help.

Head of GTS Multi Cloud Services, Nordic

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