As global workloads accelerate (160 million today to 596 million by 2030), the need for greater agility and global deployment options have driven public clouds to be increasingly more attractive. Customers view public clouds as a way to gain the flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation and align costs to business requirements by managing upfront expenses, operational support and TCO.
However, in doing so, customers are recognizing the benefit of having their public clouds integrate and work seamlessly with their on-premises infrastructure while taking advantage of their existing teams, skillsets, tools and processes.
Challenges of adopting public cloud environments that are disparate from your on-premises investments:
- Inability to leverage existing IT skillsets and tools when adopting public clouds
- Differences in operational model and inability to leverage established on-premises governance, security and operational policies while taking advantage of cloud-scale and agility
- Lack of flexibility when strategically determining where to run your applications due to lack of application portability and compatibility, reducing agility in serving business needs while increasing costs
- Inflexibility to develop or modernize diverse types of enterprise applications due to incongruencies between developer needs and IT’s ability to consistently deliver and manage heterogeneous cloud environments
- Different infrastructures between private cloud and public cloud, forcing customers to re-architect / refactor existing applications while moving to cloud, thus increasing risks, costs and complexity