How does a business benefit from hybrid cloud?

Hybrid cloud platforms deliver value to your business by enabling a digital transformation journey for the enterprise, giving the best from both worlds — public cloud and on-premise private cloud infrastructure — and transcending the corporate boundary, all while keeping you firmly in control. Much of the gain can be attributed to advances in platform technology that are helping organizations make strides toward long-standing goals of agility, simplicity and cost savings.

Platforms that were traditionally complex and expensive stacks of hardware are morphing into flexible computing resources. This shift represents a major step toward enabling business agility. Given the ability to provision their own computing resources through self-service and storefront-like interfaces, business units will be less tempted to turn to shadow IT. The complexity and scope of the IT estate will be greatly reduced. And with consistent control and governance policies applied, the security of the overall system — not just the individual instance — will be improved.

In addition, the hybrid cloud platform delivers these business benefits:

  • An agile compute infrastructure spanning private and public cloud allows you to match the right workload with the right resource.
  • Brokerage capabilities provide a relevant set of infrastructure and platform services under a hybrid cloud delivery model, eliminating the challenges of shadow IT.
  • Unified and granular visibility into resource consumption shows who, what, where and for how long. This helps address governance, risk and compliance, and leads to better workload analysis, placement and, ultimately, cost optimization.
  • Computing resources and platform capabilities can be obtained as a service, which means they can be scaled to fit business needs on demand.
  • Harmonized service characteristics across public and private cloud infrastructures provide a consistent experience. This delivers the benefits of a managed service with the level of control your business needs.

With a hybrid cloud approach, CIOs can cater to different groups of users by providing a flexible platform that exposes features compatible with industry-leading providers while allowing older systems to interact safely.

Read more in the position paper, Enabling the Enterprise Through Hybrid Cloud.


James Miller is DXC Technology’s chief technology officer and vice president for Cloud, Platforms and IT Outsourcing. He builds key client relationships, advises senior leadership on technology trends and initiatives, and provides oversight and thought leadership to grow DXC and client business. Previously, Jim was the industry chief technologist for manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and defense, and strategic accounts at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He was responsible for developing innovative solutions that were transformative for the client and for the industry. @JamesMi82285791

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  1. Thanks for the insightful article! From a disaster recovery standpoint, a hybrid cloud sounds like a great way to offset the dangers of leaving everything on “someone else’s data center”

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