It’s often during the most challenging times that we see the fastest innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is a case in point. Consider the speed at which vaccines have been developed, for example. Or how businesses have adopted entirely digital ways of interacting with customers, consumers, and their employees – creating new models in the process.
The changes have affected every area of our lives. In just over a year, where possible, businesses have moved their workforce to work from home, schools, colleges, and universities adopted remote learning, telehealth has become the norm, and online retail has recorded record sales. The pandemic and enforced lockdowns globally have escalated the adoption of digital transformation worldwide. How long might that shift have taken otherwise? Another couple of years?
Out of necessity, businesses now realise that they can adapt and enhance technology quickly. They also realise that they most likely need to combine their in-house resources (their own data centre) and external resources (public clouds).
This is a recognition of the practical reality of doing business, but there’s a more aspirational recognition too. Organisations can see that this newfound agility can be a key point of difference in competitive markets. Assisting in how quickly they can move into a market, providing a complete offer, increasing speed and agility. As such, a hybrid cloud environment can be critical to success.
So, what are the key areas that an enterprise needs to consider to obtain the best out of a multi or hybrid cloud environment? When it comes to moving and managing data, it can help to look at the following four stages:
Given the acceleration in digital transformation and the growing importance of the cloud, how you manage your data is clearly key to being an efficient and agile organisation. Creating or evolving your strategy can be tricky but at Veritas, we work with our customers to define what they need to achieve first and foremost. Then, we apply our technical knowledge to make it happen.
If you’d like to discuss how to best manage data in a multi-cloud environment, get in touch.