Emerson is credited with saying, “life is a journey, not a destination.” While there is some debate over whether Emerson ever actually said this, it’s pretty spot on when you apply the statement to digital transformation. This ‘journey’ to digital transformation is marked by a fundamental shift in business environments, seemingly endless new technologies, and demands on businesses to keep pace with market demands through innovation and optimization.
When we consider the digital transformation journey, there are several ‘destinations’ along the way. The hybrid cloud environment is one of those destinations that play a vital role in helping businesses migrate from on-prem to cloud over time. Hybrid cloud solutions offer a blended ecosystem with public cloud capabilities tied into private cloud environments. Layer in a few SaaS products and you’ve got a digital transformation journey powered by the hybrid cloud.
Getting it right – Decisions that can make or break the deployment
The seemingly small decisions along the transformation journey are actually the critical choices that either delay or derail the initiative or make it a total success. Engaging with C-level teams to determine the best way to budget for supporting two environments is an excellent place to start. Essentially, you are taking resources from one environment and moving them to another, which means your internal silos must evolve to work with a hybrid cloud model. Additionally, keeping a constant, clear communication path open for all stakeholders involved will help encourage ‘buy-in’ as you migrate to a new environment.
While budgeting and communication are easily manageable within your organization, the most critical piece of hybrid cloud migration is the decisions you will make regarding technology. From security and privacy to applications and user tools, a misstep here could be tragic for your deployment. Moving to the cloud requires a detailed look at both your existing on-prem environment as well as the emerging cloud estates to determine which elements each environment will need to support.
Choosing the right hybrid cloud partner
The journey to digitally transform your business isn’t an easy trek, even for the most seasoned IT professionals. Finding the right cloud partner will reduce the opportunity for poor decisions, delays, or total failure. At MOD Mission Critical, our customer-centric approach to providing hybrid cloud options that are flexible, scalable and cost-effective helps keep you ahead of the curve as demands grow. Let our team of cloud experts help you develop a strategy for achieving digital transformation greatness.