Companies have finally woken up to how they can truly reap the benefits of the cloud. On its arrival, the cloud promised to transform businesses with speed, security and scale. However, it can only achieve these benefits if the fit is right and for many enterprises, it’s like squeezing a square peg into a round hole. Many businesses entirely migrated to the cloud, typically choosing only one cloud vendor, and as a result, suffered big financial losses because they didn’t listen to their business’ needs.
However, now enterprises have started to adopt a hybrid approach; mixing both cloud platforms and data centres. While data centres have previously been shunted for the cloud, with claims that they’re expensive and rigid, they actually serve a great purpose. The rebirth of the data centre has provided enterprises with the most valuable asset: choice. Understanding the different facets of the business and how those individual parts can benefit from the cloud or a data centre gives executives the choice to combine the two approaches together to formulate a strategy that is cost effective as well as secure and efficient. As such, companies are now reassessing their strategies and ditching the cloud-only approach for something more flexible.
Security measures
In this current climate, security is a primary concern for all businesses. There are many different security requirements for a business today, and as criminals get smarter, a single open door to all internal data is at risk of attack. One cloud provider simply cannot keep up with the changing nature of criminal behaviour so implementing a multi-cloud approach is a necessity rather than a luxury.
Further, adding more layers of security to an on-prem solution is also a wise idea for companies wanting to protect their internal assets. Many services are at different stages of their life cycle and

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