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What Firms Need to Know About Moving to a Hybrid Strategy + Webinar Replay

By Sarah Cahaly | Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

The Hybrid Strategy is increasing in popularity, due to its ability to be tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual company. 

In a recent webinar, Eze Castle Integration's Senior Product Managers Steve Banda and Tim Macdonald shared insights about the different types of Cloud Platforms and why you should consider a Hybrid approach. They also discussed how the cloud future is driving IT planning now and why direct-peering matters when it comes to connectivity between clouds. Read on below for more on this topics and to see a replay of the webinar

Cloud Platforms Reviewed

Public Cloud

  • Facilitated infinite scalable space; can add flexibility and complexity

  • Examples: Microsoft, Amazon, and Google

Private (Industry) Cloud

  • Traditionally the go-to for financial firms

  • Managed service provider is responsible for monitoring, managing, and maintaining infrastructure

Hybrid Cloud

  • A natural combination of public cloud and private cloud

  • Contains attractive attributes of both cloud models to provide a uniquely flexible yet custom environment that fits a firm's business priorities

Multi-Cloud Platform

  • A mix and match of multiple cloud services from different providers

Why Consider a Hybrid Approach?

The future is Cloud, so Plan Now to Evolve

  • The reality is that software licensing is going all cloud-based, which is forcing firms to re-evaluate their approach to IT.

  • Firms, especially those with on-premise infrastructures, must migrate in the future or face being an IT dinosaur - the question is when.

  • These factors are drivers behind a move the the hybrid cloud. 

Connectivity Between Clouds: Direct Peering Matters!

  • Direct Peerings is the point of connection between two autonomous systems, with the goal to obtain operational control over the traffic flow

  • When it comes to cloud connectivity, direct peering allows client to have faster, smoother, more predictable communication between any and all systems 

Cloud Purchasing Considerations

  • Cloud services are effective at enabling predictability in expenses and budgeting 

  • Cost considerations when evaluating cloud services include:

    • Implementation & migration

    • Security layers & control

    • Ongoing user & infrastructure support

    • Monitoring & maintenance

Final Thoughts to Keep in Mind

  • Aligning a cloud strategy with business needs is key to success

  • Every firm is unique and has different needs so keep those in mind, whether they be: risk profiles, financial restrictions, vendor requirements or connectivity

Take a look at this short webinar replay to learn key considerations when moving to a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy.

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