With so many solutions to choose from to manage IT workloads, it can be overwhelming parsing through everything and selecting the right set of solutions.
That’s why William Fellows, VP of Research for 451 Research and Scott Strickland, Global CIO of D+M Group held a webinar recently to walk through the challenges enterprises face when choosing the right solution for the right workload and share best practices and lessons learned for architecting a modern hybrid IT solution.
You can watch the full webinar below, but I wanted to call out a couple of key slides.
As we can clearly see from the above chart, SaaS dominates cloud computing service usage right now. This makes sense, considering Google, Twitter, and Facebook all fall into this category and there are a wide range of enterprise applications for everything from accounting and invoicing, tracking sales, planning, and performance monitoring to internal and external communications. It should also be no surprise that on-premise private cloud comes in second. As we can see in the chart below, IT organizations are still hesitant to go all-in when it comes to the cloud.
Security is always going to be an issue. Your comprehensive security services can exceed the requirements of as many HIPAAs, PCIs, SOXs and FISMAs as you want, but there will always be organizations that will never be comfortable moving certain databases into the cloud. This is why hybrid and multi-cloud environments are the future of cloud computing. The next slide breaks down the best cloud architecture for various enterprise IT operations.
As you can see, the cloud environments of the next few years will still highly involve on-premise and hosted private cloud – a predictable result of lingering security, migration, and management concerns. What’s telling, though, is the increase is Hybrid and IaaS solutions and – even more telling – the fact that all of the above architectures include some aspect of every cloud type. This transformation of IT organization can be attributed to the fact that cloud based applications are becoming more intertwined with on-premise applications, forming a more interdependent IT ecosystem than ever before.
This just scratches the surface of what Scott and William cover in this webinar – watch the full video to learn more about drivers for cloud migration, AWS revenue growth, the importance of partnerships, the future of cloud pricing structures, and more: