While cloud services are the subject of business transformation, corporates lean towards hybrid cloud more than other options. Undoubtedly hybrid cloud possesses risks and challenges to corporate infrastructure; however, it has been designed to maximize corporate efficiency in the end. This blog post highlights reasons why businesses fall for hybrid cloud and the role of hybrid cloud in providing “IT as a Service”.
The Chemistry between Businesses and Hybrid Cloud
- Hybrid cloud has been developed originally to quickly scale company’s requirements. As multiple standardized processes run simultaneously in order to create harmony between different cloud types, hybrid cloud acts as a perfect solution for loading heavy projects, which is way beyond the reach of company’s internal servers. In case a company wants to run those heavy projects in-house, then the company is supposed to invest heavily in buying personalized server hardware; that way hybrid cloud prevents the organization from incurring the unnecessary cost.
- Hybrid cloud offers freedom to its users to operate it from any corner of the world extending worldwide reach for corporate houses that dream of going beyond geographical boundaries. Even in outage, hybrid cloud offers fair amount of connectivity to keep business processes on.
- Lot of companies make mistake by investing heavily in order to manage hosting providers, while many outsource the same. Hybrid cloud also acts as an effective replacement for hiring hosting providers with capacity to host complete virtual network.
- With enhanced agility, hybrid cloud allows seamless movement between private and public cloud model. Among cloud’s model types, no one can deliver IT service better than hybrid one as it has proved itself by being the powerful and disruptive model for service delivery.
Enabling “IT as a Service”
Even for non-IT professionals, IT as a Service (ITaaS) is certainly not the new concept to explain. Be it processing customer orders, backup, and recovery of applications or onboarding new employees, ITaaS is the way to structure visible IT output as easily managed and clearly defined services. ITaaS drives key transformation on both sides of the ledger:
A number of services that are either managed or sourced by third parties have risen exponentially. From the business perspective, a service must be treated as service irrespective of its origin. That is why IT must play the role of service agent representing the business by presenting catalogs and external service offerings.
ITaaS is also giving birth to new responsibilities and roles by giving hand in defining services and in setting up of service levels. Other responsibilities include managing consumption level, and in many instances paying as per consumption.
Hybrid cloud provides adjusting scalability to tackle business demand and infuses flexibility to source services. With transparent usage along with automated billing and managing consumption, it is the perfect fit to ITaaS!!