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Master a hybrid cloud methodology to take your business to the next level and prepare for a future dominated by edge computing
  • Why businesses need to prepare for the edge
  • How to assess your cloud environment
  • The role of multi-cloud
  • How to get your business edge-ready
  • Challenges SMEs face managing hybrid cloud
  • Use cases for edge
  • How to tell if your current cloud architecture is fit for purpose
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How cloud looks today

SMEs are increasingly using Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud architecture combines the advantages of public cloud and SaaS apps with the resilience and security of private cloud or on-premises environments. Getting your hybrid cloud right is critical to future business and without the right tools can be costly and challenging to implement and manage.

of organisations have a hybrid cloud

use multiple clouds

Multi-cloud is the favourite strategy for managing workloads

Multi-cloud works well for organisations that have a best-of-breed approach to IT and want to avoid vendor lock-in so they are not subject to changes in cost or operating system requirements. However managing different cloud vendors requires significant expertise.

The challenges for SMEs of managing hybrid cloud

The gains in agility and innovation that organisations seek from hybrid environments can prove illusive:
Need extensive cloud knowledge

Cloud operations teams need to be familiar with multiple cloud management tools specific to each cloud. Staff need to be to be able to apply policies consistently across all their cloud environments.

Too complex to manage

As hybrid environments expand, they become increasingly complex and difficult to manage for optimal performance, cost-effectiveness, governance and cloud app security.

Getting ready for edge

As organisations struggle to get hybrid right, they risk losing out on edge computing which is the next big infrastructure development.

This management challenge has become critical as data volumes continually expand and cloud-based applications become central to business

Implement these three key tactics to optimise hybrid cloud infrastructure:

Assess if your cloud infrastructure is designed correctly and working efficiently
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Optimise costs and effectively manage your hybrid infrastructure
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Identify what steps you need to prepare for the edge
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