Overall, the costs will vary based on workload, usage and other factors – public cloud will be less expensive in some situations and private cloud in others. “Companies who adopt the right mix of public and on-premises will have the long-term advantage,” says Paola Doebel, vice-president and general manager, APAC hybrid IT sales, enterprise group global sales at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).
Adding that “you only need to look at offerings like Azure Stack and recent partnerships between AWS and Google with hardware manufacturers to see that the public cloud giants realise that hybrid cloud is the future,” Ms Doebel believes “the challenge for IT is delivering new capabilities while operating in an environment of continuing budget cuts.”
To that, HPE aims to simplify that process with multi-cloud management tools like HPE OneSphere, which can provide executives with insights on costs and utilisation, so that they can optimise the use of on- and off-premises environments and move workloads back and forth to meet changing goals.
Read the full article titled “Hybrid IT: Avoiding ‘Cloud Cliff’ By Finding the Right Mix” to find out why the question facing enterprises is no longer one of whether to move to the cloud but rather, finding the right blend of IT environments.
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This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “Hybrid IT: Avoiding ‘Cloud Cliff’ By Finding the Right Mix” published in The Business Times on 17 January, 2018.