Did you know, according to Flexera’s annual report
, 92% of enterprises have a multicloud strategy, with 80% of them employing a hybrid cloud strategy? That might sound impressive, but like a lot of things in life, quality is as important (if not more so) than quantity. A good portion of those enterprises could probably make better use of the cloud services they have or leverage additional cloud services to make their business more efficient. Here are 3 cloud products and services every enterprise should be taking advantage of right now.
#1 – Disaster recovery
Essentially every enterprise has a disaster recovery (DR) program in place, but for those using an on-prem solution—watch out. Relying on your own physical infrastructure could come back to haunt you in the event of a catastrophic data failure. Migrating these types of workloads to cloud makes much more sense because it takes the responsibility of ensuring redundancy out of your hands while providing you with way more DR configurations and flexibility.
#2 – Containers
Containers are smaller and more “lightweight” than virtual machines (VMs). They are typically used to accomplish specific jobs by packaging single functions. Containers’ small size means they can be migrated across all types of cloud environments or even bare metal systems. And when it comes to the native cloud apps of today, containers are an ideal place to house them. Any enterprise looking to build cloud-native apps, leverage DevOps and CI/CD practices or package microservices should consider using containers to get the job done.
#3 – Cloud orchestration tools
The cloud’s ability to support so many workloads does have a potential downside in that it adds complexity to enterprise systems, which means more work for IT personnel. Cloud orchestration addresses this issue by making the management of complex cloud operations much easier. Processes are made more efficient, resources are always where they need to be and workload distribution is possible across an array of environments. Orchestration also means better security thanks to constant analysis of cloud server vulnerabilities, as well as consistent testing of system compliance. System errors can also be reduced since cloud orchestration relies heavily on automation, thus reducing unnecessary human touchpoints and decision-making.
For more information on cloud computing, contact the experts at Ingram Micro.