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Implementing a hybrid multi-cloud strategy with SDI

6/4/2020 by LRS IT Solutions

Many enterprises are planning hybrid multi-cloud strategies. The capability that hybrid multi-cloud offers developers to build once and deploy anywhere means they can innovate with speed and agility.

At the same time, those enterprises are seeking a way to meet modern demands for speed, scale, and automation while also helping to cut costs, simplify IT management, and eliminate platform silos in the datacenter. The answer is software-defined infrastructure (SDI) as a key component of your hybrid multi-cloud implementation.

SDI refers to the operation and control of IT infrastructure entirely using software technologies and without involvement of the human element. SDI enables intelligent infrastructure processes based on the changing IT operation requirements in real time. The IT infrastructure therefore becomes intelligent, making smart decisions on its own in order to meet the defined goals on SLAs, performance, security and other considerations.

SDI fits with a comprehensive hybrid multi-cloud strategy by reducing the need for the cloud team to manually establish connections to various clouds for all of the departments who need them.  

Because it is based on an architectural platform where the control of data center infrastructure is monitored and managed by software, SDI cuts down on maintenance and data retrieval processes while reducing IT costs significantly as well. To cut down on irrational spending and ensure a better return on investment, SDI also addresses critical issues related to vendor lock-ins and absence of a comprehensive infrastructural view apart from hassles involved in managing multiple cloud service providers.

SDI has the capacity to unify a firm's various private and public cloud deployments. 

With SDI adoption as a key part of the hybrid multi-cloud strategy, a data center can be turned into an intelligent platform which responds to machine learning algorithms designed for obtaining real-time data and responding to specific services. AI will also help organizations traverse freely between private and public cloud resources, depending on specific business needs.

As your organization plans its own hybrid multi-cloud strategy, you may need some assistance. LRS IT Solutions has knowledgeable Infrastructure and Cloud teams that can help you assess your current needs, project your growth, and configure the optimal platform. Contact us!