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IT leaders are adopting hybrid cloud services at a rapid pace to increase business agility and cost containment. According to a February 2016 IDG study on Hybrid Cloud Computing, up to 83 percent of C-level respondents use or plan to use a hybrid cloud.27 Transforming IT service delivery to a hybrid cloud consumption model is the clear path for the vast majority of organizations. The bigger issue is how quickly an organization can change.
While building your own hybrid cloud solution may seem attractive, you should seriously evaluate the challenges such an option presents to already overextended IT staff resources. As detailed in this paper, organizations must be prepared for the likelihood of higher costs, longer deployments, and greater risks than they may initially expect. In addition, the IT community as a whole is rapidly moving away from integrating components and delivering services manually to a more strategic focus on providing high-value services to businesses.
The race to deliver cloud-native applications and services to the business demands that traditional IT services and applications either evolve to a hybrid cloud consumption model or risk placing the business at a competitive disadvantage. An engineered solution not only saves time, money, and resources but also allows your IT staff to focus on innovation and delivering IT services that increase business value and align with the evolving marketplace of IT services for enterprise-level organizations.
Organizations should seize the opportunity to achieve the transformational efficiencies the hybrid cloud can deliver. When planning your journey, consider buying rather than building your own solution to speed time to value, minimize expenditures, and reduce risk.