researchHQ Key Takeaways:
- A hybrid cloud strategy helps overcome many of the common challenges that face all organisations migrating to the cloud.
- Hybrid cloud deployment maximizes existing skills, tools and processes while mitigating the difficulty of transforming legacy applications.
- Organisations can improve their DevOps cycle and modernise existing applications via a hybrid cloud strategy.
- Hybrid cloud environments allow organisations to transform their business without sacrificing security and control.
- Deploying a hybrid cloud strategy allows access to the benefits of the cloud while minimizing disruption and downtime.
Cloud computing revolutionized industries and allowed companies to scale to unprecedented heights. Organizations need increased agility, better reliability, and performance. They also need the chance to deploy new technologies and services at speed. It’s an approach that has sent global adoption soaring. Globally, the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report from Flexera reports that:
- 94 percent of firms now use cloud technology in some form or another.
- 69 percent opt for a hybrid cloud strategy.
- 58 percent make hybrid part of their multi-cloud strategy.
Cloud adoption varies greatly by geography, with the US in the lead, followed by Europe. But Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) is an emerging force. The region’s cloud growth is driven by increased usage of cloud-based services and the deployment of new data centers across the region.
However, it remains true that all companies, regardless of geography, share common challenges during cloud migration and after adopting cloud technologies. Their cloud challenges include:
- Overall cost and managing cloud spend.
- Lack of resources and skills.
- Incompatible infrastructure.
- Security and compliance.
Five leading APJ organizations share how a hybrid cloud strategy helped them overcome these cloud challenges and transform their businesses: