“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
When Ferris Bueller uttered this quote in the movie about his day off, he was talking about life in general. It applies equally well to technology, too, especially when it comes to the cloud.
Not so long ago, having a cloud strategy was top of mind for IT departments everywhere. Then it was having a hybrid cloud strategy. Now? You’d better have a multi-cloud strategy as part of your hybrid cloud approach, or you’ll risk missing out on many benefits.
We’ll look at the hybrid models that work, the benefits of an edge computing approach and strategies for cloud storage success in an upcoming webinar we’re doing with Google. “5 Steps to hybrid cloud storage success” will feature experts from ClearSky Data and Google Cloud Platform exploring the challenges with hybrid cloud storage today, the performance demands enterprises are facing and five ways you can realize the benefits of high performance storage with built-in offsite backup and DR as a service.
One of those challenges most often discussed when hybrid conversations evolve into broader dialogues about multi-cloud strategy is: how to choose the right cloud for your apps.
At its most basic, a multi-cloud model gives your company more options for where your apps and data reside, based on performance needs and cost. Having a strategy requires a thorough accounting of each of your apps, and all your data, as well as the cloud options out there. Yes, it requires a bit more work, but it is worth it in the long haul.
Two of the main, important benefits include:
One of the reasons this accounting of apps and data is worth it is the potential performance gains. When each app and data type lives in the exact right place, employees can access the data they need faster, while freeing you up to store data that is accessed less frequently in more cost-effective ways.
By not paying for edge-like performance for your cold data, you can save significantly on storage costs. Likewise, fast access to data you need means less wasted time for employees. Put together, these can add up to significant cost savings.
These are just a couple of benefits, but they illustrate how taking a step back and considering the big picture can be time well spent.
So, follow Ferris’s lead, stop (and develop a hybrid strategy that works) so you don’t miss out (on all it can offer).
Check out our live webinar with Google at 1 p.m. ET on November 9th to learn five steps to guarantee hybrid cloud success.