Cloud Strategy, 2/25/16
Keep your data accessible.
Hybrid clouds are complicated. When you’re moving workloads between public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises locations, you need to maintain management and control of your data, applications, and services to reflect a high standard of data monitoring, security, and authentication. One of the most chronic pains in any company’s journey to hybrid cloud comes from a fairly simple source: attempting to move a large amount of data from one location to another.
The amount of data in today’s enterprise landscape is huge and constantly growing. Organizations are hamstrung by the amount of the data they need to move. However, while other areas of cloud and networking technologies have made strides, data mobility remains one of the industry’s oldest and most frustrating problems. Many companies are currently facing the same bottlenecks they discovered when public clouds were first introduced to the market.
Data needs to be accessible in applications, and if it’s too hard to move data between locations, it will become trapped for example, most of the data enterprises are working with is stuck in one location, whether it’s on-premises, in transit, or hosted in a cloud service. When confined to one location, this data can lock companies into specific vendors and architectures, causing a major issue with flexibility. It’s no longer acceptable to simply find ways to circumvent data mobility obstacles. Below are some of the reasons this problem has gone unsolved for so long, and tips for moving your company — and your data — down the road to recovery.