58% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy*. Hybrid and multi cloud is becoming increasingly essential to enterprise business function and efficiency. If you’ve ever wondered why more and more enterprises are moving to hybrid, watch this video. (Full transcript below.)
In the beginning, companies had racks of equipment in their own data centers and buildings. The employees in a building were able to access their applications quickly and with good performance.
But owning your own infrastructure is expensive, time consuming, and requires added resources. Data center providers came along and reminded companies that they should be focused on running their applications, not maintaining equipment and running infrastructure. When companies’ private data centers began to expire, companies moved to shared data centers, or colocation.
Data centers are specifically in the business of maintaining the environment for hardware and can utilize their space for multiple customers. While this was great for companies from a resource standpoint, it meant that the individual user at headquarters could no longer access data within the building, and latency began to slow work down.
Cloud providers enabled companies who moved to their services from the data centers to get rid of their hardware altogether and focus purely on their applications. Now users could consume their applications in real time in the cloud and provision virtual machines instantly. While this was useful, enterprises found not every one of their applications was a good match for the public cloud, and some workloads needed to be kept in private infrastructure. So a hybrid cloud environment was created, and users could keep some of their workloads in public cloud and some in the private cloud, as necessary.
Most of the cloud providers relied on internet to get back to companies, which wasn’t the most reliable way to get connected. It’s also not ideal for accessing sensitive information.
So some companies established direct connections into data centers for access to specific information.
That’s the state of cloud today: companies have their data in a mix of locations from their own locations to data centers to public cloud, with a shift toward the cloud. The ecosystem of hybrid cloud is fragmented.
Some companies offer private cloud infrastructure, some public, and some facilitate the connection in between. Unitas Global is the only company that offers the entire thing as one service. With the connected hybrid cloud from Unitas Global, the user receives 3 key benefits:
They no longer have to manage hardware or different services in different places: they get to focus exclusively on what matters most to them: their application.
The user has full visibility into their own cloud environment.
Unitas’ team of engineers monitor and manage the cloud environment 24x7x365.
So look to us for your managed, connected hybrid to enable your enterprise’s agility and efficiency.
*Source: RightScale State of the Cloud Report 2019