In today’s complex IT infrastructure environment, it is important to understand how to manage workloads across all three of these types of cloud-based infrastructures in a manner that will best support the business. There is an essential need to manage vital data in a more accessible, flexible, and efficient way without sacrificing security or the possibility of data loss due to the increasing number of organizations across the globe that are evolving into data jungles.
Because businesses are becoming increasingly data driven, legacy data centers are suffering a shortage of computing capabilities. This may lead to bottlenecks and delays in the development of an organization, both of which are detrimental to the growth of the business. To address these issues, organizations must embrace a hybrid-cloud computing strategy, which is designed to offer the flexibility of a cloud environment while leveraging the secure and reliable infrastructure of an on-premises data center.
Scalability, flexibility, and extensibility are three new challenges that must be addressed. Many of the data centers were not constructed to fulfill the ever-increasing digital requirements that are being imposed on them. As a result, businesses must find new ways to ensure that their legacy data centers are equipped with the latest technologies and can handle large workloads efficiently.
It may be challenging for those in charge of IT leaders to figure out how to manage workloads across hybrid cloud and data center platforms. If it is not possible to shut down a data center, how can information technology improve the infrastructure of the existing data centers so that it better meets the rigorous and ever-evolving requirements of the business. New technologies such as automation, containerization, and software-defined networking may be able to help make the transition to hybrid cloud smoother.
Enterprises have been compelled to embrace cloud-based infrastructure as a result of the desire for more capabilities. Depending on the business needs, this cloud-based infrastructure may be public, private, or colocated. It is essential for businesses to understand the costs and benefits of a hybrid cloud approach, and the way in which workloads will be balanced between on-premise and off-premise solutions.
On the other hand, not all workloads are being migrated to the cloud at this point in time. When it comes to managing risk and resolving challenges related to cybersecurity, many businesses have decided to maintain important business activities and sensitive data on-premises. To ensure a secure computing environment, organizations are leveraging hybrid solutions that blend both on-premises and cloud-based infrastructures. and rely on advanced technologies such as identity and access management, encryption, data protection, and real-time monitoring.
The experience that is required for any IT infrastructure business leader in improving and optimizing their current assets, reducing their operating expenses, increasing their performance, and more effectively meeting their service requirements, as it requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities associated with each type of cloud architecture and how to successfully navigate them.
To overcome all data center physical and logical security, all businesses that offer data center services and have numerous client data housed and controlled by data center service providers must develop a zero-trust architecture.
Organizations can create and maintain a reliable digital infrastructure with the help of Fulcrum’s Cloud and Infrastructure Engineering. Our clients gain from our comprehensive infrastructure support, qualified professionals providing round-the-clock service, and strong OEM technology alliances.
Author: Vaibhav Tare is a CISO & Head of Cloud Infrastructure at Fulcrum Digital with over 27 years of cybersecurity, cloud, enterprise data center infrastructure experience. In his role, he advises customers, partners, ISVs, and OEMs on best practices for developing cybersecurity, data center and cloud management strategies and architecting and designing data center modernization blueprints with software defined infrastructure projects.