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From on-premises to cloud services – what’s the best route to transformation?

You want the clear benefits of public cloud – scalability, predictable costs and usability – but you have workloads you have to keep in your on-premises data center, or in a private cloud environment, to meet security and compliance requirements.

Previously, the inflexibility of private cloud platforms made it a potentially unattractive solution as it offered limited benefits – considering the full potential of cloud – while moving to public clouds came with often insurmountable risks.

Leveraging the best of both public and private cloud has become an achievable goal as software-defined strategies have developed and can address the challenges of siloed cloud environments.

How software-defined private cloud bridges the gaps:

  1. Differentiating workloads for an optimized approach

Deciding where to store your data is simpler when the level of control over managing your data in private cloud is as granular as public cloud would offer. A software-defined private solution enables flexibility and customization, with visibility across all your workloads.

  1. A smart cloud strategy is a hybrid cloud strategy

A hybrid cloud solution enables you to combine the benefits of public cloud with the security advantages of private cloud. Private workloads are aligned to specified compliance and regulatory requirements, while those that can move to public cloud platforms are migrated – improving the availability of resources for those that remain private. 

  1. Software-defined strategies address complexity

A software-defined approach leverages advanced networking, infrastructure and technology capabilities, consolidating your environment into a single console across multiple clouds.

  1. Managing data: security, hosting and transfer

Keeping your data accessible to the right people, but safe from unauthorized users wherever it’s stored, and while it’s being transferred, is critical. Effective data management requires a transparent, easily navigable platform together with highly-skilled resources.

Bespoke storage and operations

The modular nature of software-defined private cloud provides you with the flexibility to scale up or down, and the transparency to understand what’s needed as your organization’s requirements change. A customized solution provides the secure storage and data mobility you need, when you need it, without requiring new technologies or products.

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

To learn more about how software-defined private cloud could help your organization achieve your cloud migration goals, talk to one of our experienced consultants.

Jason Tomlinson

Jason Tomlinson

SVP, Service Offer Management, NTT Ltd.

Max Griffiths

Max Griffiths

Director Storage Products & Solutions, Dell Technologies