We’ve all been there. Staring down at apps on our phones, wondering why they’re taking so long to load.
As an IT professional, you know there are plenty of potential reasons.
Latency issues between locations of data and workloads. New innovations bumping up against legacy services. Too much code or too little testing.
Of course, to the everyday consumer, none of that matters.
In one study of retail banks, customer loyalty dropped by 84 percent when digital transactions didn’t work and required a call or visit to a branch to complete.1 In another study, 51 percent of restaurant delivery app users reported being “very frustrated” with their digital experiences.2
It’s reasons like these that 25 percent of all apps are used only once.3 Sunk costs are hindering ROI. Business leaders want answers.
This is your opportunity to remedy issues like the ones above. A chance to advocate for investments in an open source strategy that promotes speed, security and interoperability across your digital landscape.
And the interesting part? That strategy can start in your data center.
What are microadvantages – and how can you win them?
From a technical standpoint, microadvantages are non-functional attributes added to an application or service.
When you’re explaining them to non-technical executives, you can be far less technical. They’re new services, improved features, fewer clicks, less waiting – anything that makes the user experience better and moves the business forward.
With intense competition, an ever-escalating number of transactions, and the speed of innovation today, rapidly delivered microadvantages are key to the business. And with hybrid cloud, you have an ideal architecture to deliver them.
Public cloud is certainly crucial to open source and containers. But with multiple cloud vendors, enterprises often run up against proprietary silos that thwart interoperability, force application refactoring, jeopardize security, slow application repair and more.
So, what if enterprise decision-makers and developer teams had an alternative? One that brings open source to the data center and makes it the foundation for openness, security and flexibility across the hybrid cloud?
Making the case for open source in the data center for hybrid cloud
Public cloud has generated substantial enthusiasm. And yet, many of your IT peers still value on-premises infrastructure as a core part of hybrid cloud architecture.
Top reasons to leverage on-premises for workloads
By leveraging open source and containerization, these strengths in the data center can become the strengths of your hybrid cloud.
This is not an “either/or” strategy that favors on-premises over cloud, or vice-versa.
It’s a flexible, unified, secure and vendor-agnostic approach to managing data, workloads and applications wherever they are – or need to be.
This paper will help you better understand the value of an open source on-premises infrastructure as we discuss:
Let’s explore these questions further.