Has the push to public cloud made your organisation 'unconsciously hybrid'?

Agile, scalable and flexible infrastructure is crucial in the current environment, enabling your business to respond quickly to fluctuating demand and market conditions. This requirement caused many organisations to turn to public cloud to take advantage of the benefits it provides.

However, the race to public cloud and a one-size-fits-all methodology has resulted in many organisations failing to reap the benefits. Legacy infrastructure, digital skills, and the readiness of procurement processes created barriers to adoption and, for many, impeded cloud strategies before they had even really begun. Arguably, too much focus was placed on ‘where’ data and workloads should be hosted as opposed to ‘how’ and the desired outcomes.

This has resulted in many businesses finding themselves ‘Unconsciously Hybrid’ – an unplanned state of flux between public cloud, edge, and on-premises infrastructure. A freedom of information request in May 2021 found that in the public sector, 63% of organisations still do not have a dedicated cloud strategy.

Often, the lack of strategy is a result of attempting a ‘lift and shift’ approach before discovering that challenges around data sovereignty, security and legacy compatibility make ‘public cloud only’ an unviable option.

A hybrid cloud model provides a cloud-like experience everywhere, regardless of whether data and workloads are in the public cloud, at the edge or on-premises. Meaning sensitive data can remain on-premises but be managed centrally with unified consumption metrics.

Applications and data should be hosted in the right place, in the right sized environment, be it on-premises, at the edge or public cloud. A hybrid approach helps organisations to innovate faster with a cloud experience everywhere and avoid wasted resources and overspending.

HPE helps bring agility to apps and data everywhere—edges, clouds, and data centres—eliminating complexity and silos, driving speed and agility with common tools, processes, and automation. As an HPE Gold Partner, Ultima can help you address the non-cloud native apps and legacy infrastructure that is slowing you down and get you on the path to a unified, modern cloud strategy.

HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud simplifies operations, reduces risk, and accelerates cloud adoption. With a consumption model, you always have the capacity to meet demand and pay only for what you use.

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