IT leaders are under more pressure than usual to deliver digital solutions in response to the current global crisis. But they are also expected to prioritize strategic capabilities that enable success during rebound and recovery. The traditional silos of datacenters and public clouds are not responsive or flexible enough to satisfy both short and longer-term challenges. And they are giving way to a more unified hybrid cloud model, with high levels of interoperability that provide flexibility and choice, and improve efficiency with consistent models for management and operations.
Now, 83% of IT executives have chosen hybrid cloud as a long term strategy to gain consistency of infrastructure between the datacenter and the cloud to drive interoperability and ease migration between environments.
At the same time, cloud is helping to drive innovation in new ways by enhancing edge computing solutions and providing a platform by which branch and distributed environments can be supported.
Organizations are seeing the value of leveraging services from multiple cloud providers. And are extending the concept of hybrid cloud (consistent infrastructure and consistent operations) to include multiple cloud providers. While the promise of multi-cloud remains high – access to innovation from multiple sources, the flexibility to match the needs of applications to any cloud, broad geographic coverage – significant challenges exist before organizations can realize the full potential of a multi-cloud strategy.
It is important to choose a multi-cloud solution that leverages existing investment in skills and operational processes, without adding more operational silos for each cloud.
Join five senior IT executives and thought leaders on this roundtable discussion as we dedicate 90 minutes to answering one of the most valuable questions in business today: how can the cloud help IT leaders close the innovation-execution gap?