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Close the gaps in the journey to the cloud

You want the clear benefits of the public cloud—scalability, predictable costs, and ease of use—but have workloads that must be maintained in your on-premises data center, or in a private cloud environment, to meet security requirements and compliance.

Previously, the inflexibility of private cloud platforms made them a potentially unattractive solution, offering limited benefits – considering the full potential of the cloud – while moving to public clouds was accompanied by often insurmountable risks.

Leveraging the best of public and private cloud has become an achievable goal as software-defined strategies have been developed that can address the challenges of silos across different cloud environments. Let’s see how the software-defined private cloud bridges the gap.

  1. Workload differentiation for an optimized approach
    Deciding where to store your data is easier when the level of control over managing your data in the private cloud is as granular as that offered by the public cloud. A private software-defined solution enables flexibility and customization, with visibility across all your workloads.
  2. A smart cloud strategy is a hybrid cloud strategy
    A hybrid cloud solution allows you to combine the benefits of the public cloud with the security advantages of the private cloud. Private workloads meet specified compliance and regulatory requirements, while those that can be moved to public cloud platforms are migrated, improving resource availability for those that remain private.
  3. Software-defined strategies address complexity. A software-defined approach leverages advanced network, infrastructure, and technology capabilities, consolidating your environment into a single console across multiple clouds.
  4. Data management: security, hosting and transfer
    Keeping data accessible to the right people, but safe from unauthorized users wherever it is stored and while it is being transferred, is critical. Effective data management requires a transparent and easy-to-navigate platform, along with highly-skilled resources.

Tailor-made storage and operations

The modular nature of the software-defined private cloud gives you the flexibility to scale resources up or down, as well as the transparency to understand what is needed as your business requirements change. A custom solution provides the secure storage and data mobility you need, when you need it, without the need for new technologies or products.

With software-defined private cloud bridging the gap between on-premises data centers and private and public clouds, a hybrid cloud strategy—aimed at leveraging the benefits of all platforms—can accelerate a cloud transformation journey.

Signed: Jason Tomlinson, SVP, Service Offer Management, NTT Ltd.

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