With so many changes occurring in technology, some CIOs struggle with which functional areas should be addressed first. As systems and services evolve, there can be confusion discerning which technology solutions would best-fit the needs of the company.
According to VentureBeat contributor Nick East, there is a natural rhythm to infrastructure developments. But while there's been a massive push toward the cloud, not every business is ready - or able - to make the switch. Some companies have found that a hybrid solution is a happy medium between cloud and on-prem storage and applications.
"An emerging trend in the move to hybrid IT is the increase in organizations taking IT as a service," East wrote. "This trend is likely to grow, driven by the rapid pace of technology innovation and the pressure to unshackle precious IT resources from maintenance activity."
Hosted and locally managed networks both have their advantages, but thanks to advancements in cloud technology it is now possible to deploy a hybrid solution. Major developments in the quality of cloud assets - among other things - have made hybrid IT one of the most viable options out there.
Hybrid cloud is a viable solution
For companies not ready to migrate to the cloud completely, a hybrid model can allow businesses to transition at a slower pace. From storage and productivity tools to backup and disaster recovery solutions to IaaS and PaaS options - there are many options available that can be used to create a hybrid solution that best fits your business needs.
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