Build a Flexible Onramp to Hybrid Cloud

Customers are likely paying for cloud resources with little visibility and management across platforms. As budgets tighten, there’s an opportunity to help them better control their cloud costs. 

  • November 21, 2022 | Author: Kathy Wilson
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There is unrelenting pressure on companies and their IT infrastructures to be fast, cost-effective and agile. With hybrid cloud, organizations can meet their compute, creation, storage, manipulation and management requirements, which is what makes it so tantalizing to so many. What company wouldn’t want to shed the expense and overhead of building a new data center when the cloud can do it all? 

The Hybrid Cloud Challenge

Looking below the surface, however, hybrid cloud isn’t as easy as it first appears. In fact, there are quite a few factors standing in the way of hybrid cloud nirvana. While cloud hyperscalers make it incredibly easy to add compute and storage, and this allows developers to spin up new containers as needed, rarely does anyone turn off the lights when they’re done. This means that your customers are likely paying for cloud resources with little visibility or management across platforms. 

In its reporting on the cloud migration opportunity, McKinsey and Company found that, “Cost overruns at a global level add up to well more than $100 billion in wasted spend over the course of migration in three years.” 

So it seems there are significant disconnects between the hybrid cloud vision and reality.

Hitachi Cloud Connect for Equinix Aligns Hybrid Cloud with Today’s Enterprise 

For the hybrid cloud to work as intended, businesses must solve issues across key vectors: cost, performance, security and management. Hitachi Vantara’s new cloud connection strategy provides the path forward: 

  • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) is the gold standard of high-performance enterprise storage, when companies shift compute and storage to leading offsite providers like Equinix, a long-time partner of Hitachi. 
  • With Hitachi Cloud Connect for Equinix, companies can deploy in the cloud the same enterprise-class security, reliability, scalability, and resilience that VSP delivers in their own data center. 

Realizing the Promise of Hybrid Cloud 

VSP with Cloud Connect for Equinix provides a seamless pipeline between the cloud, Equinix and your customers’ (or your) data centers. It supports effortless data migration between cloud solutions, and it delivers improved performance from cloud workloads using Equinix direct connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Cloud Connect for Equinix brings Hitachi VSP customers closer to the vision of fully realized hybrid-cloud IT operations by analyzing, managing, moving and protecting vital data while driving greater resiliency, agility, and efficiencies back into IT operations. 

Find out more about how Hitachi Cloud Connect for Equinix can get your customers safely onto the hybrid cloud onramp.


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