Hybrid Cloud: Leveraging Future Possibilities

HOW HYBRID CLOUD ENABLES POSSIBILITIES

Leveraging Future Possibilities with Hybrid Cloud


Organizations are increasingly adopting cloud storage for their growing data needs as it offers accessibility, scalability, durability, and cost-efficient advantages that exceed traditional capabilities. In today’s digital world, data worth saving for future leverage, analysis, or process training is moved to the cloud for long-term archival, until a future action or analysis is required.

Hybrid cloud models provide fast and flexible data deployment and development options, while retaining the security features, management control, and predictive economics of a private infrastructure in place for specific workloads, applications, or use cases. The ability to flexibly choose the best IT infrastructure for each element and aspect of an application workflow is now a reality.

$68.4 Billion

Cloud compute services are expected to grow from $23.3 billion in 2016 to $68.4 billion in 20201

33% by 2020

At least one-third of all data will pass through the cloud by 20202

94% by 2021

94% of workloads and compute instances will be processed by cloud data centers by 20213

Today’s organizations face choices and tradeoffs for where and how they deploy their applications and IT infrastructure, including the use of traditional IT, private cloud and public cloud models. Many of them are choosing a hybrid approach, combining traditional IT resources with private and public cloud models. 

SOURCE: PHIL BULLINGER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, DATA CENTER SYSTEMS, WESTERN DIGITAL
HOW TO ENSURE DATA IS FLEXIBLE

Hybrid Clouds Enable Edge-to-Core Flexibility


The IoT storage strategy is not to funnel all of the data to the cloud, but instead, use a combination that stores data locally at the machine/equipment-level and employs an edge gateway to aggregate data locally, protect it from the outside world, analyze it at the edge in real time for actionable insights, and translate it into a common cloud format for long-term archival, until further analysis is required.


Hybrid clouds enable enterprises to own and manage the servers that run their cloud applications on-premises while enabling seamless movement of jobs between enterprise data centers and the public cloud.

DEPLOYING A HYBRID CLOUD FOR DATA GROWTH
 

Western Digital Offers a Proven Portfolio of Devices, Systems, and Platforms Designed for the Evolving Requirements of Hybrid Cloud Applications 

Analytics

Data Protection

Software Defined Storage

HYBRID CLOUD EXPERTS AGREE

Having object or cloud storage available, both on-premises and at an external cloud provider, has numerous advantages. For DR, as an example, object storage systems can automatically replicate data between on-prem and cloud site, making DR management simple and cost effective.

SOURCE: OVERCOMING THE HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE PROBLEM BY GEORGE CRUMP (STORAGE SWITZERLAND, 2/27/18)

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Disclosures

1. Source: Cloud Wars 2017: a Guide to Hybrid Cloud by Bill Kleyman (Data Center Knowledge quoted Gartner, 11/28/17)   2. ource: Big Data Facts by Vishal Kumar, Analytics Week, 3/26/17)   3. Source: Cloud traffic projected to represent 95% of global data center traffic by 2021: Study by Staff Writer, ETCIO.com quoted Cisco Global Cloud Index (2016-2021), 2/7/18)   4. IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2018 Predictions by IDC Analysts (made available by SAP, October 2017) it publicly available. 
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