The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – Hybrid Cloud

451 Research analysts predict that this year organizations anticipate that just under half (46%) of enterprise workloads will run in on-premise environments, with the remainder off-premise.

Enterprises today are striking a balance between cloud and on-premises systems. Such actions have even enabled companies like Microsoft to soar to the number two position in the cloud market very quickly and has given IBM a considerable boost. Other conglomerates like AWS and Google are quickly following suit.

In order to address increasing data center demands while adding advantages of agility, scalability and global reach, traditional data centers are transforming into hybrid data centers.

The following hybrid data center characteristics are emerging that differ from previously worn, traditional approaches:

  • Application suitability – More enterprises are modernizing existing workloads when possible to develop new net applications suited for the cloud, as legacy applications are typically unsuited to run off-premise.
  • Workload management – The variables that determine which data center environments prove most efficient include risk, cost and IT service performance.
  • Advanced software tools – Companies that manage hybrid environments commonly invest in software tools offering greater visibility into each of the three data center iterations and their performance.

Additionally, centrally managing on-premise and public cloud security policies allows for security policy consistency and protects from cyber adversaries.

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