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Enabling the Enterprise through Hybrid Cloud

Traditional IT environments can’t match the pace of change in the modern enterprise. That’s why the hybrid cloud platform is a key element of digital transformation.

Combining the capabilities of the public cloud with a modern, on-premises cloud platform, enterprise IT can eliminate the restrictions of a traditional approach, creating a business-relevant infrastructure that meets the demands of stakeholders, users and developers.

A hybrid cloud platform allows enterprises to embrace the full benefits of public cloud adoption with greater confidence and control. CIOs can cater to different groups of users by providing flexibility and access to leading-edge tools and cloud providers while allowing older systems to interact safely.

In today’s environment, it’s important for IT to meet customer needs. Expectations from users have never been higher. They now have a range of ways to get the job done, with access to consumer-grade IT services from cloud providers and rapidly advancing personal technology. These expectations are now justifiably being placed at the CIO’s door, and if IT can’t meet them, users will find a way to work around them.

Expectations from the IT crowd have evolved as well. Previously, the point-and-click provisioning of a virtual machine was enough to qualify as a private cloud service, but today’s IT consumers expect coordinated and API-driven provisioning of services across multiple technology domains in any infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.

They expect blueprinting and recipe deployment through orchestration tools delivering layered application stacks, and they want granularity of abstraction, using container ecosystems and serverless computing. Microservices are also emerging, which fire an explosion of data into back-end billing and support systems. This helps clients gain a high-resolution view of their consumption habits.

Transforming to an agile business requires an agile infrastructure, where services are provided and consumed by developers, information security and operations alike. A successful transformation must recognize and carefully address the interplay of application modernization, integrated digital service management, secure digital networks and a hybrid cloud platform.

With this approach, a business can innovate freely and operate securely.

Download the paper to learn:

  • The business benefits of a hybrid cloud platform
  • How workloads can be shifted between private and public infrastructure for policy, flexibility and scale
  • How hybrid cloud platforms enable enterprises to capture value from data quickly and effectively

For more on the fundamentals of a digital platform, additional information can be found at www.dxc.technology/digital_enterprise

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