Three Questions To Ask About Hybrid Cloud

Gone are those days, where cloud computing was the future. It’s here and it is changing the way you and thousands of other organizations do business at a great rate.

Migration to a hybrid cloud model is one of the latest trends that stands out. A hybrid cloud model uses multiple clouds for service – private, as a mix of on-premise and data center supported, and public environments, supported by third parties.

According to the TechPro Research, 36% of the companies who responded to their survey were already hybrid cloud users and 32% were considering to migrate. Industry statistics seem to support this trend, too.

Agility and flexibility are the main advantages that hybrid cloud offers. Workload can be managed on an application-by-application basis, this, in turn, enables enterprises to plan for a growing mobile workforce and allot resources to the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and big data analytics.

If your organization is already going hybrid or considering to migrate to hybrid, or if your IT prefers going to the cloud because it is easier than working through legacy IT service delivery systems — then ask yourself (and your broader IT organization) these three questions:

 

1. Do I want to optimize capacity by harnessing the power of automation?

Call it resource optimization on-premises. Call it lowering the monthly cloud bill.

The good news is — there is no issue here. It is all opportunity. You can use automation driving both software-defined data center technology and cloud APIs to be a better steward of your resources and funding.

2. Can I give our mobile workers secure remote access to our corporate cloud?

An access solution that compromises the mobile experience may be as bad as one that undermines security. If your security controls are hard to navigate, people may work around them to save time.

3. What network and data security policies does our cloud providers offer?

Security should be top of mind.

Start with the technology and systems that protect the cloud infrastructure. Then, look at the encryption of data transmissions. See how it defends data in transit.

Sysfore, Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver IT infrastructure as a service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

5 tips to build a successful Cloud Computing strategy

Cloud Computing has been driving innovation in almost all sectors of the market and offers multiple perks. To leverage the power of Cloud Computing, businesses need to have a solid Cloud Strategy in place.  But, with the number of options to choose from, admins usually have a hard time deciding which one to pick for their business and how much to invest in it.

Here are the top 5 tips to build a Cloud Computing Strategy for your business:

Select the right Cloud Type: It is one of the most important and confusing decisions when it comes to building a Cloud Computing strategy. Based on your budget and need, you need to carefully assess the pros and cons before selecting the right Cloud type for your business.

Evaluate your options: Earlier, Cloud Computing was adopted by SMBs for low-cost solutions. Now, many big companies are moving to Cloud to avail cost-cutting benefits. You need to see where you fit – it can be for IT support or to start a BYOD policy in your workplace or anything else. All you have to do is to consider your bandwidth needs and evaluate the reasons why you want to move to the Cloud.

Plan your budget: Storing important files on physical drives requires a fixed investment and so does the Cloud in terms of hiring the proper workforce. But, once the company has made a move to Cloud, the cost decreases gradually. You should plan your budget and invest in the size and type of Cloud that best fits your workload sizes and suits your pocket as well.
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10 Things You Need to Know About Hybrid IT Strategies

The Hybrid IT Infrastructure – bringing together on-premises and cloud capabilities—is a strategy many enterprises are embracing in order to maximize the flexibility and performance they need from their IT operations. Sysfore offers the requisite cloud expertise in handling your Hybrid cloud infrastructure, on both Amazon and Azure Cloud.

Find the Right Hybrid Cloud Balance – Call us or mail our Hybrid IT Specialists to know more!

Here are ten things to think about as you consider a hybrid strategy for your organization.

1. Hybrid Cloud—The Time is Now:

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By 2017, the research firm Gartner predicts that half of mainstream enterprises will have a hybrid infrastructure. Businesses are adopting the hybrid approach, to maximize the benefits that both the cloud and physical infrastructure have to offer: the control and easy access of an on premises/private cloud solution with the convenience, scalability, performance, cost, mobility, and collaboration benefits of a solution managed by a public, multi tenant cloud provider such as Azure or Amazon.

2. Taking ‘Shadow IT’ Out of the Shadows:

Today, more and more enterprises are seeing their employees supplementing their traditional reliance on internal IT resources by taking advantage of public cloud services. Enterprise IT departments typically see this as a troubling trend that raises important issues of security and control. But it’s also a chance for the IT to position itself as an internal service provider.

3. Right Resource for the Right Workload:

A hybrid approach gives you the option of scaling resources for each workload and choosing the best application for the job. Applications can run on whichever platform is best suited for that workload: a highly dynamic app with unknown spikes may be best supported in the public cloud while a performance-intensive application may be better off in a private cloud. Data can be located where regulatory or security requirements dictate.

4. Varying Levels of Hybrid Sophistication:

A hybrid approach can have different levels of sophistication: deep integration between cloud and private/ on-premise environments or more simplistic, static, point-to-point connections designed to serve a particular functional need.

5. ROI and Agility:

Any enterprise that has virtualized IT components within its four walls has essentially created its own internal private cloud and has achieved significant reductions in capital and operational expenses. A hybrid cloud extends this strategy with the appropriate investment in metrics, self-service software, automation features and other capabilities. It is a way to achieve significant advances in enterprise agility.

6. Start Small:

Gartner recommends starting a hybrid project with a small pilot, getting comfortable with the ins and outs of the hybrid model, then rolling it out further across the organization. Keep scalability in mind right from the start. While the pilot project may be small in scope, the infrastructure deployed should be ready for growth and capable of delivering an ROI within a defined time frame.

7. Test and Run:

A popular use case for a hybrid strategy involves developing and testing new applications in the cloud and then moving them back into the on-premises or private production environment. You can leverage the cloud environment for fast, on-demand prototype of the new applications and services which are then rapidly deployed and measured for success. Once the applications are ready, the cloud-based development environment can be ratcheted back.

8. Management:

The success of any hybrid approach is going to rest to a great degree on the infrastructure management that is put in place: control of both the public cloud and private assets from a single administrative console using a unified set of security, user, and application policies.

9. Look at Your Network:

A hybrid strategy requires a close look at your enterprise network for bandwidth and scalability. With a hybrid strategy, companies will be relying on their network to ship large amounts of data back and forth, putting far more demand on the network than previously.

10. Culture shift:

Some of the biggest challenges in moving to a hybrid infrastructure are less about the technology and more about management. Most IT departments have a culture centered around control and technical expertise and now have to accommodate a more collaborative, service-oriented approach for the provision of automated, self-service IT capabilities via the cloud.

Sysfore can help you build, secure, and seamlessly scale in the Hybrid Cloud Environment. You contact us at  info@sysfore.com or call us at +91-80-4110-5555 to understand the hybrid IT cloud better.