14 March 2017

Planning a hybrid cloud implementation? Don't forget the network!

Almost every business we engage with today is working on a cloud transformation project of some sort, and we have noticed that almost all of them are pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy.

Because hybrid sees a diverse range of on-premise, hosted and cloud-based services operating side-by-side, it’s only going to be cost-effective if you can establish reliable, secure connectivity between the different elements of your hybrid architecture.

On demand is the order of the day

The network is often forgotten as IT teams plan hybrid cloud transformation projects. Without properly dimensioned legacy-to-public-cloud connectivity, transformation projects can be crippled and suffer serious customer experience issues.

“Without properly dimensioned legacy-to-public-cloud connectivity, transformation projects can be crippled”

This is why organisations are now seeking to access and order network capacity on-demand, as they need it, reducing traditional constraints like capex, delays with third-party providers and lengthy project timelines.

From one to many

Connecting on-demand means you can also scale bandwidth up or down to suit your project. For example, if you’re performing a major update to your cloud platform, or moving your IT services into production as quickly as they are built for your project’s development and testing phase.

“Connecting on-demand means you can also scale bandwidth up or down to suit your project”

NEXTDC’s connectivity services deliver all these benefits by putting you in the driver’s seat: From a single port you can connect to multiple carrier networks, as well as public or private cloud services, turning connections on and off as needed in the service management portal to build your hybrid solutions at the click of a button.

Learn more about the range of secure, high-speed connectivity between racks, networks and cloud services offered by NEXTDC.

Getting ready to activate a hybrid cloud strategy?

NEXTDC is opening up three new data centres in the next 12 months bringing our data centre footprint to 8 across Australia. Explore our growing data centre network.

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