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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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