In today’s fiercely competitive landscape, midmarket organizations are rapidly transforming their IT landscapes and increasingly looking to the cloud for an agility advantage. Not all clouds are the same, however, and the environment can be confusing among public, private, hybrid, and multicloud integrations. A hybrid cloud approach represents a mixed deployment of multiple public, private, and onpremises cloud infrastructure solutions — though often not managed holistically. A consistent hybrid-cloud operating model, however, unifies these components under a single, seamless management system that provides more efficient operations, maximized security, and more streamlined and simplified infrastructure overall.
In a September 2019 IDG MarketPulse global survey of IT decision-makers at midsize organizations (100 to 999 employees), 80% of respondents said they have deployed workloads in a hybrid cloud, with the remaining 20% expressing a desire to deploy workloads to hybrid clouds.
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