Why is everyone everywhere talking about hybrid cloud? Because leveraging a hybrid cloud framework for infrastructure is one of the best steps businesses can take to be digital. A hybrid cloud environment gives you the ability to quickly respond to rapid growth and new business demands by combining the security afforded by private cloud with the scalability of public cloud.
When is hybrid cloud useful then?
Already, 32% of IT infrastructure and application workloads are hosted in a hybrid cloud setup, according to our study The Future of IT Infrastructure (based on interviews with more than 1,000 senior IT executives across industries in 18 countries).
What do they hope to achieve? A hybrid cloud environment is a response to the fact that, in order to keep up with customer demands and innovation pace, today’s IT infrastructure needs to become agile, responsive, flexible, secure, scalable and simple to manage. No wonder that hybrid cloud is on everyone’s agenda, and according to our research 45% of the IT infrastructure and application workloads will be hosted in a hybrid cloud setup by 2020.
If you'd like to learn more about hybrid cloud, check out these previous blogposts: Mainframes: A Legacy To Discard Or A Key Asset For Core Modernization?, Core Pillars in Your Hybrid Cloud Migration Roadmap, and Forrester’s 4 Questions to Ask Before Adopting Hybrid Cloud.