Hybrid cloud strategy and IT is on the up and up. You only need to look at the increase in projected revenue for hyperscale cloud service providers, AWS and Microsoft, to get a sense for how enterprises are choosing to distribute workloads. AWS’s annualized run rate is $14.6 billion, and Azure’s is up 11% to $6.8 billion.
Traditionally, enterprises have connected to clouds using a virtual private network over the public internet. However, that method doesn’t allow for efficient workload portability and introduces security, performance, cost and management complexity.
To overcome those issues, CTOs are rethinking connectivity in concert with their evolving cloud strategy.
The relationship between enterprises and the cloud is constantly changing. What does not change is the need to measure the value technology investments bring to the business. Hybrid cloud interconnect provides several advantages to connecting over the public internet. This is most easily broken down to five key indicators.
- Reduced costs
- Ease of doing business