Organizations are moving to hybrid cloud architectures – both between on-premises and cloud systems, and among cloud platforms – to help ensure their business operations and analytics can keep up with real-time events.
With a newfound focus on real-time event data, data-driven companies have the opportunity to take an unprecedented advantage of event-level information. Organizations can take streams of real-time information and gain insights on internal operations, partners, supply chains, customers, and market trends like never before. These real-time events have great value, but that value needs to be capitalized upon and linked to an organization’s business operations quickly, so operators can truly take advantage.
Gone are the days when competitive enterprises could take as many as 12-18 months to deliver an IT project supporting new data initiatives. Enterprises need to ingest, process, and organize information at the pace of their business rather than at the pace their IT infrastructures, such as on-premises data centers, allow. The addition of cloud-based resources to the mix of deployment options provides the ability to quickly and nimbly provision technical resources for storage, processing, and analysis. Now, organizations can flexibly select infrastructure to use. The infrastructure options are: