Hybrid Cloud: Have it Your Way

By Timothy Sherbak | September 5, 2019

In our most recent blog, we explored the growing trend of workload repatriation from the public cloud. Over the past decade of the cloud-first movement, organizations are learning that the “one cloud fits all” mentality rarely suits the operational and budget requirements of the modern enterprise. As the market matures and cloud services advance to meet evolving demands, hybrid models are emerging as an enterprise strategy of choice.

The hybrid cloud computing environment mixes on-premises resources with private and/or public cloud services. This allows workloads to move between environments as computing needs and costs change. Ultimately, it provides greater data deployment options and a higher level of flexibility. Hybrid cloud has proved invaluable for technically-advanced organizations employing automation and orchestration to minimize the movement and rebalance of applications, and enable interdependent applications to run across multiple landing zones.

A recent study from IDC sheds interesting light on how exactly organizations are moving data out of the public cloud and into private and on-premises environments, and what we can expect in the future. In 2018, 38 percent of respondents who cited workload repatriation from the public cloud turned to an on-premises private cloud, 41 percent to a hosted private cloud and 22 percent to on-premises non-cloud infrastructure. In 2019, overall public cloud repatriation is expected to grow an additional 4 percent. Simultaneously, 43 percent of organizations are turning to on-premises private cloud, 47 percent to hosted private cloud and 20 percent to on-premises non-cloud resources.

We are also able to see public cloud repatriation by segment and are provided insight into which application architectures are most inclined to transfer workloads from a public cloud and the impact of cost perception on repatriation. Eighty-four percent of organizations reporting high levels of application interdependencies are repatriating. Eighty-five percent of organizations who perceive public cloud costs to be higher are also making the switch.

No matter the reason for adopting a hybrid model or which environment you transfer workloads and applications to, we are committed to helping you every step of the way. To learn more about Markley’s data center, cloud and connectivity offerings, please reach out to us at info@markleygroup.com.