Best Practices for Data Integration in Hybrid Cloud
Digital business transformation has caused many organizations to change their approaches to data integration. Rapidly changing requirements and higher expectations to deliver data in real-time has created a demanding environment for IT departments. With tightening budgets and resources, it has become challenging to meet these demands with existing IT infrastructures. A hybrid cloud strategy offers a realistic solution to what can seem like an impossible problem.
It can be difficult to modernize data processes and infrastructures under such circumstances. A hybrid cloud strategy enables IT to scale capabilities by extending the capacity of existing infrastructure. This enables IT to preserve investments while modernizing systems as budgets or resources permit.
Many enterprises are gaining significant benefits from a hybrid cloud strategy. In a recent Precisely survey of enterprise IT professionals, 35% of respondents noted that hybrid cloud had helped them to reduce costs and 29% noted increased operational efficiency. Other business benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy include:
- Flexibility and scalability to meet changing business demands
- Improved service quality and availability
- Transparency into the cost and consumption of resources
- Establishing a vendor-agnostic strategy to infrastructure
- Maintaining requirements for data sovereignty while investing in new technologies
A hybrid cloud strategy is necessary for any business beginning their transformation journey from on-premises solutions. The following best practices can help ensure that journey is successful:
- Understand the nature of your data
- Design flexible workflows
- Know your data regulatory requirements
While hybrid cloud helps to facilitate much-needed digital business transformation, it also creates challenges with traditional data integration approaches. This strategy helps IT to scale capabilities by extending the capacity of existing infrastructure, enabling IT to preserve investments while modernizing systems as budgets or resources permit.
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