Hybrid Infrastructure Is the Future of Hosting (According to Gartner)

April 13 2017, by Pierre Lintzer | Category: Cloud Services

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Gartner, Inc. just released an industry report stating that within three years, 90% of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management.

“As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organisations will shift toward more industrialised, less-tailored options,” said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner. “Organisations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimise costs and increase efficiency.”

Gartner predicts that cloud computing services will grow 66% to $68.4 billion by 2020 while data centre outsourcing spending will shrink 18%. “This means that by 2020, traditional services will coexist with a minority share alongside the industrialised and digitised services,” said Mr Mishra.

As a cloud company, Macquarie Cloud Services strongly believes that hybrid hosting is the future of IT. We’re moving into an increasing data-driven world as technology advances, offering us more agility, flexibility and reliability. Organisations that stay on the cutting edge of innovation have almost certainly already adopted hybrid hosting into the core of their businesses.

Hybrid IT or hybrid infrastructure is a term that’s been floating about for some time now, but we still see confusion when talking to clients about what exactly hybrid IT means.

What is hybrid infrastructure and should your company invest in it?

Think of hybrid hosting as you would of a hybrid car. On the surface, it looks like any other car, but it’s only until you pop the hood that things get interesting. Hybrid infrastructure is when an organisation runs existing corporate infrastructure alongside cloud infrastructure and gradually migrates some of those applications to the cloud.

Chances are, your organisation might have specific applications that you’ll never want to move to the cloud and that’s okay. That’s not the point of hybrid infrastructure. The point of hybrid infrastructure is to offer organisations agility, responsiveness, reliability, security, and scalability so that the organisation can dictate where its applications should run and not the other way around.

Hybrid infrastructure investment

You get the best of both worlds.

Traditional infrastructure offers reliability, security, and customisation on a scale that public cloud hosting will never meet, but on the flip side, cloud hosting offers scalability, agility, and flexibility.

A hybrid hosting model empowers an organisation to transfer application workloads to the cloud and gain that flexibility while keeping control of certain applications in-house for various reasons.

The Gartner prediction doesn’t surprise us.

We think they’re right. It’s what we’ve been betting on and planning on for the last years. We’ve positioned ourselves to be a leading provider for hybrid cloud and hybrid IT infrastructure to companies all over Australia, as well as State and Federal Governments. We’re excited to see this new wave of the future because we’ve seen how it can revolutionise an organisation.

If you’re interested in moving to a hybrid infrastructure model, feel free to contact us for a chat to see what your options are. And why not book a free & no engagement workshop with one of our Principal Consultants that will help you understand your options?

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