Strategies to Develop a Robust Hybrid Cloud Framework

Strategies to Develop a Robust Hybrid Cloud Framework

Adopting a hybrid cloud environment will make work processes more agile to stay ahead of the competition. It is essential for businesses to have a strategic, well-thought-out, and detailed strategy to deploy hybrid cloud into the IT environments.

Hybrid cloud architecture offers enterprises the flexibility and financial savings of a public cloud and data sovereignty and governance like a private cloud. The benefit of both the cloud environments is a robust solution for businesses to increase the organization’s productivity and efficiency. Hence, enterprises globally are embrace hybrid cloud environments in their IT infrastructure to scale their businesses.

A research by Statista titled, “Hybrid cloud market size worldwide 2020-2026,” predicts that the global market size of hybrid cloud will reach USD 145 billion by 2026. Here are a few strategies to develop a reliable, economical, secure, and robust hybrid cloud framework: 

Recognize the business goals and vision

The foundation step of building a robust hybrid cloud architecture is to understand the business goals. Determining and setting key performance indicators will assist the CIOs in establishing a transparent workflow to achieve success.

One of the crucial steps to avoid hurdles in the implementation process is to predict the adoption challenges and keep plan B ready to overcome them.  CIOs should also consider evaluating the applications and the workflows to filter the ones that need to be migrated to a new hybrid cloud environment and then map them to streamline the process.

Implement an effective cloud migration technique

Every enterprise has a different tech stack integrated into the IT infrastructure, which means they have to take a different approach to cloud migration. Rationalization is one of the most effective migration frameworks which enterprises embrace by analyzing the work processes to define the most effective way to migrate or modernize every application in the cloud. This process assists enterprises in spotting the work processes that are ready for the cloud and which processes are not. Also, it will help IT teams strategize a plan to transform the workflows that are not ready to be migrated to the cloud.

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Security should be a top priority

The cybercriminals are on a prey to exploit an attack surface area to infiltrate the organization’s IT network. Implementing and migrating to hybrid cloud environments might expose organizations’ networks to increasing cyber threats. It is essential to integrate security from the start during the application development process instead of dealing with security issues after deployment.

Implementing real-time threats detection and response tools is a perfect solution for businesses to identify and mitigate the threat automatically. It is crucial to develop and adopt robust hybrid cloud governance and threat response policies powered by AI-based tools that will assist organizations in minimizing the risk of data breaches and cyber threats.

Be ready for an impact

Adopting a hybrid cloud environment might disrupt workflows, automation management policies, and other organizational tasks. For a successful hybrid cloud transformation, the CIOs should consider teaming up with the operational teams and keeping them in the loop during the entire adoption process. It is essential to keep the stakeholders and the entire workforce in the loop to understand the potential roadblocks in the future. Training and informing the operations team on how to embrace change will assist in having a seamless transition process.

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Nikhil S is a Tech Journalist with OnDot Media. He is a media professional with eclectic experience in communications for various technology media brands. He brings his eye for editorial detail and keen sense of language skills to every article he writes.