Managing IT infrastructure can be a complex task due to various factors such as managing servers, costs, processes, storage, multi-cloud environments, databases, security, legacy systems, compliance, nascent technologies like AI and Blockchain, among others. These complexities can result in operational inefficiencies and higher costs. To effectively control IT infrastructure while handling these challenges, strategic and cost-effective solutions are necessary.
Hybrid IT offers a way forward by balancing various metrics to maintain a higher degree of performance with speed, security, compliance, and scalability. By leveraging public cloud, private cloud, and on-site IT architecture capabilities, hybrid cloud computing can combat and reduce IT complexity. It enables inter-platform operability, provides a centralized platform for data backup, addresses security issues and threats at a single point, and simplifies implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
A recent Forrester Consulting survey revealed that enterprises that subscribe to the hybrid IT path derive better data insights, streamline their business processes, gain a competitive edge over competitors that only use traditional structures, and meet customer expectations. However, a careful self-audit of the existing IT environment, data structures, security measures, and monitoring mechanisms is necessary before a move towards integration. It is also advisable to outsource the move with managed service providers that can provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution. RP Tech Services is a provider with complete cloud services expertise to make the journey towards hybrid IT a successful reality.