Calculating the return on investment from a hybrid approach can be difficult. How do you put a number on the benefits of the agility and faster time to market that a sound hybrid strategy should give you?
This guide looks at how to manage a hybrid cloud estate and some tools that can support both operational and cost complexities to drive better returns over the long-term.
According to Gartner*, it is not unusual for public cloud bills to be 2x to 3x higher than expected. And it’s only set to get worse, with Gartner advising that, ‘Through 2020, 80% of organisations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budgets due to lack of cost optimisation approaches.”
A snippet of some of the guidance including in this ebook on calculating ROI for Hybrid Cloud.
A strategically-sound hybrid migration will set you up for optimum returns, but it doesn’t guarantee them. Organisations are increasingly investing in cloud management platforms and cost optimisation tools to take some of the strain, but there are plenty of very simple ‘good practice’ management tips out there that will tackle the erosion of value.
You can understand why hybrid cloud has become the de facto cloud model. It’s a great fit for those looking to benefit from public cloud’s agility, resilience and scalability, while protecting critical data assets in a private cloud.
Management and governance tools can intelligently automate much of the manual load, helping organisations better cope with both operational and cost complexities to drive better returns over the long-term.
It’s tricky to calculate returns from a hybrid approach. Put aside your actual IT spend for the moment and think – how do you put a number on the benefits of the agility and faster time to market that a sound hybrid strategy should give you? Or on the gains from tighter governance and data security? Or faster application updates? Or a slicker customer buying experience?