Hybrid Cloud Accelerates Digital Transformation – General – Hardware – Services – Software


Instant, seamless scalability removes the limitations imposed by complex legacy hardware solutions.
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The workforce has seen the number of permanent teleworkers double globally, from 16.4% to 34.4% in 2021.

The adoption of hybrid cloud plays a critical role in business continuity, operational resiliency, and long-term remote work enabling. According to IDG, their cloud computing study found that 82% of companies implement a mix of on-premises and cloud technology ecosystems.

Since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the start of working from home, we have seen the increased need for flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions. and innovative secure computing experiences.

Hybrid cloud is emerging as a strategic solution for today’s distribution and “work from anywhere” requirements.

The Hybrid Cloud Advantage for SMBs

A hybrid cloud model allows businesses to digitally transform and reimagine traditional working practices beyond the physical office. Each hybrid cloud environment is different and can provide businesses with greater flexibility and agility based on immediate needs and long-term goals.

Hybrid cloud models provide businesses with the flexible and resilient systems they need now and in the future and offer many benefits, including:

  • Scalability and reduced costs: giving businesses greater control over their data, with the ability to automatically adjust cloud settings to suit various workloads. This optimizes business performance and operational efficiency for employees and IT resources, reducing the hours spent setting up physical hardware.
  • Flexibility: the ability to operate from multiple workspaces rather than a central location, helping remote and distributed employees stay connected, access critical business data, and scale operations automatically and securely at no additional cost
  • Business continuity: improves business continuity and reduces potential downtime and associated costs. In the event of an outage or disaster, hybrid cloud allows business operations to continue as usual with minimal downtime or disruption
  • Better security and risk mitigation: Gives organizations control over data and automates the management of security policies, policies and controls in hybrid cloud environments

Why the hybrid cloud?

Hybrid cloud has become a key catalyst to accelerate digital transformation in most industries. In fact, IDC predicts that more than 90% of businesses in 2022 will rely on a combination of on-premises or dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their business computing needs.

The business landscape has become increasingly complex and as they transition to cloud-based services, organizations must manage multiple environments, servers, and hardware requirements. There is now an increased need for a flexible cloud architecture and long-term remote working capability for the scalable and distributed workforce.

The focus shifts from physical connectivity to ease of deployment, scalability of workloads, and ongoing management of tailor-made solutions designed for that purpose.

A hybrid cloud approach provides businesses with solutions to accelerate digital transformation, while ensuring that cloud migration is cost effective, secure and aligns with strategy allow long-term remote work.

Scalability and flexibility is the mantra of the modern workplace

Since the onset of the pandemic, the modern workplace has been redefined, forcing companies to increase security, flexibility and scalability to respond to immediate threats, challenges and opportunities that may arise in times of uncertainty.

The hybrid cloud implementation enables companies to leverage a wide range of technologies to deliver a personalized customer experience focused on results and business requirements. This can be achieved while strengthening the security, auditability and accessibility of operational data, across all physical locations and devices, ensuring the security and confidentiality of confidential and sensitive data. In an age defined by security breaches and continuous disclosure, this level of security control should be paramount to any business decision.

Instant, seamless scalability removes the limitations imposed by complex legacy hardware solutions while aligning business costs with operational requirements, resulting in cost savings for the business. As your business grows, the hybrid cloud will grow with it.

The time for innovation is now. Businesses need trusted IT partners to help them navigate the solutions available to accelerate digital transformation and embrace more holistic end-to-end strategies with the cloud at the heart. Providing business flexibility and plenty of opportunities, hybrid cloud is the right solution for those looking to maximize security, personalization, and cost efficiency.

Ian welch is CIO and Executive Director, Dicker data.


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