The complexities of hybrid multicloud are a given for the modern enterprise company, and require a measured approach. Modern IT environments are increasingly becoming an interconnected network of private cloud resources and public cloud partners. So, how do you overcome these hurdles?
This blog highlights some of the main points in the IBM Power Systems eBook, exploring the ways you can unlock the promise of hybrid multicloud with the flexibility and reliability of IBM Power Systems. To learn more about optimizing for a hybrid multicloud world with POWER9, read the full eBook here.
Complexity is the New Reality in a Hybrid Multicloud World
Currently, 81 percent of enterprises are pursuing a hybrid multicloud strategy in hopes of gaining the benefits that a dynamic architecture can provide (Source: Forrester Data Global Business Technographics Infrastructures). However, there’s a catch. There are two key reasons the added flexibility of a multicloud architecture has inherent complexities.
- Enterprises are combining various aspects of public, private and hybrid clouds along with IT architectures that function like the cloud. When these enterprises rely on more than one public cloud provider, each provider could push services and resources from across multiple architectures as well.
- Enterprises are experimenting with the “right place” for workloads and services. They’re deploying workloads in one environment, like a public cloud, and then migrating them to another for comparison (either the public cloud of a different vendor or an on-premises environment). Sorting out where workloads and services are best suited in a hybrid multicloud architecture can be a lengthy trial-and-error process.
Simplification Requires a Strong Foundation
As an enterprise expands its hybrid environment — comprised of its own unique blend of private cloud resources and multiple cloud vendors — and continuously shifts workloads around, an unintended by-product will be a tangled web of IT complexity. The architecture of IBM Power Systems provides the foundation you need to simplify hybrid multicloud. To achieve this, Power Systems has tailored solutions around three unique components:
- Capacity on Demand: Capacity on Demand lets you rapidly access and provide additional resources, like compute power and memory, as the needs of a service or application fluctuate. You can closely track usage and pay-as-you-go for resources only when they’re needed — gaining immediate savings on idle workloads.
- Flexible cloud deployment: Through a flexible cloud deployment model, you can run workloads in the environment that makes the most sense for you, whether that is on-premises or in the public cloud. Plus, you can do so without performance disruption.
- Seamless cloud management: IBM Power Systems provides you with a unified cloud management console via integration with leading cloud orchestration tools, such as VMware vRealize and SAP Landscape Management, and with industry-leading Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology like Red Hat OpenShift.
Succeed in Today’s Hybrid Multicloud World with Power Systems
Hybrid multicloud adoption requires a measured approach. If you expand your architecture with multiple, diverse cloud environments on an ad-hoc basis, you’re hindering the rate of your own innovation—and getting bogged down in needless complexity. As your IT expands across on-premises and multiple public cloud environments, IBM Power Systems can help reduce complexity and create a secure hybrid multicloud architecture that allows you to succeed in the modern era.
By utilizing IBM Power Systems solutions, you can capitalize on tools that help simplify your entire hybrid multicloud experience. Contact us to learn more about how to gain full control over management and consumption of resources to fully realize the promise of hybrid multicloud.