Innovations in cloud computing have led to a steady incline in hybrid solutions across business infrastructures. According to Gartner, by the end of 2017, close to half of large enterprises will have deployed one of these strategies in order to reap the benefits of private and traditional cloud features simultaneously.
According to Cloud Tweaks, the cloud computing industry will reach $150 billion by 2014, up from $46 billion in 2008. The growth in this market has made cloud-based infrastructure solutions a new standard in enterprise computing and the news source predicted that this trend in adoption will continue. Concurrently, the growth rate in cloud strategies has drastically outpaced traditional IT, inspiring businesses to leverage cloud solutions more than ever, reported the news source.
Technology no longer the hurdle in cloud selection
Before this substantial paradigm shift in computing standards, gathering and refining technology was one of the major concerns in business management. Now, according to Gartner, enterprises rarely consider this as big an issue as the need for optimized transitions from legacy infrastructure hardware to the kinds of system requirements that will allow for the increased speed and storage customization that operate private cloud services.
"Too often, private cloud projects are started by choosing a technology, but technology itself does not solve transformational and process issues," said Thomas Bittman, vice president and analyst at Gartner. "It is much better to focus first on an approach to make transformative changes."
Businesses should focus on what their requirements are before they consider adopting a hybrid solution. According to the news source, cloud technologies should be chosen for their short-term benefits first, as these strategies will provide companies with the option to make adjustments based on need and database administration.
Making adjustments to IT
ZDNet reported that it might behoove big enterprises to reconsider their approach to IT management when implementing a hybrid cloud solution. Agility, rather than an emphasis on technical support, is what firms should focus on in order to prepare enterprises for the future of hybrid cloud technology. According to the news source, the technologies that support cloud services are not maturing as fast as the new cloud structures, and therefore, it is important for businesses to consider how their decisions regarding the operational requirements for hybrid solutions are working within their current IT protocols.
Decision makers have a new responsibility for the well-being of their infrastructures, including considerations about how the shifting field of computing will affect their database administration services. As businesses make the foray into hybrid cloud, it would be a good idea to consult database experts throughout the transitional process.
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