Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 49 - Page 37

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

As we head into 2022 , organisations of all sizes will be thinking about how best to leverage the public cloud . It offers unlimited scalability as well as flexibility and eliminates the need to manage one ’ s own infrastructure .

Performance is another key factor to consider when choosing the public cloud , both in terms of the latency involved and potential unpredictability .
Over the course of the pandemic , many businesses have increased their use of the public cloud , but as many organisations have discovered , a purely public cloud strategy doesn ’ t always make sense . First of all , not all data is able to go to the cloud due to data sovereignty and compliance requirements . This is particularly true in sectors such as healthcare and financial services where data needs to be tightly controlled .
The public cloud isn ’ t necessarily the best solution economically either .
Beyond the storage costs , there are data replication fees and egress fees which can be significant when dealing with storage-intensive workloads .
In addition , there are WAN connection , network bandwidth and data access charges to factor in and these can also grow rapidly for large datasets .
For organisations that want to leverage the cloud in 2022 , a hybrid cloud strategy may be the best way forward . This approach enables organisations to take advantage of the best that both the public cloud and on-prem , private cloud has to offer .
The key to leveraging hybrid cloud successfully is the ability to seamlessly move and manage data across on-prem and public cloud environments , which is why S3-compatible object storage is emerging as preferred foundation for hybrid cloud . p
The key to leveraging hybrid cloud successfully is the ability to seamlessly move and manage data across on-prem and public cloud environments .
Performance is another key factor to consider when choosing the public cloud , both in terms of the latency involved and potential unpredictability .
NEIL STOBART , VP GLOBAL SYSTEMS
ENGINEERING , CLOUDIAN
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