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Where are the candles? My business just went dark!

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bigstock-frustrated-young-business-man--80749853.jpgA hybrid IT strategy is fast becoming the new reality for many companies who want to find the Right Mix of cloud services for their business. If you’re not considering a hybrid approach to cloud, you are potentially adding significant risks to your day-to-day business.

This risk was apparent when thousands of businesses were effected by yesterday's 4-hour outage at AWS East. Although Amazon successfully restored the outage, customers’ websites and services were down, resulting in customer satisfaction issues and revenue loss.

Enterprises need to be careful about putting all their services into a singular entity like a  public cloud. And yesterday’s outage is an unfortunate example of why. Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions, explained how this approach can backfire and what to do to avoid it.

Cloud sourcing is no different than any product or service sourcing. The old adages still apply: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and keep your options open.  A private to multi-cloud continuum that can react in real time is and will remain the safest route to nonstop business continuity.

“Cloud sourcing is no different than any product or service sourcing. The old adages still apply: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and keep your options open.  A private to multi-cloud continuum that can react in real time is and will remain the safest route to nonstop business continuity,” said Gardner.

HPE is the only company helping organizations to define and implement a multi-cloud reality we call the Right Mix. With new technologies, such as HPE Synergy, combined with open source and open standards, implementing a private cloud becomes an effective option to deliver a public cloud experience in any datacentre. And this approach can often come with a lower total cost of ownership, as outlined in the 451 Group report. A private cloud model and traditional IT are a now a critical and proven option in the design and deployment of cloud applications that require enhanced security, availability, and performance.

At HPE, we help our customers determine their Right Mix of traditional IT, private and public cloud. Security, compliance, performance, cost and reliability are factors companies need to carefully consider when determining their IT architecture. Businesses that previously used public cloud are increasingly turning to deploying a mix of private and public cloud. A recenbigstock--160921196.jpgt study by 451 Research showed that 69% of respondents have or are planning to have multiple cloud environments. 

Deciding where to best place workloads, how to architect a hybrid IT environment, and when to update operational processes for this new hybrid IT is complicated. According to a recent Forrester report, 80% of respondents are turning to third parties for assistance planning their hybrid IT.

HPE has the expertise to help you determine your Right Mix of traditional IT, private and public cloud with analytics tools like CloudGenera that provide businesses of all sizes select cloud solutions, establish governance around their cloud usage and drive adoption of their cloud strategy. HPE also provides a variety of payment methods like Flex capacity which has monthly advanced metering allowing you to just pay for what you have used.

With over 3,000 cloud customers, HPE has extensive experience architecting hybrid IT environments. HPE Synergy has the software-defined intelligence built in that you need to be able to run your own private or hybrid cloud. The flexibility and ease of management, with the option to add your own cloud software like HPE Helion CloudSystem 10, gives you the power to bring your most business-critical applications back on premises. No complex billing structures, no unpredictability.

HPE Synergy offers a complete solution, with options for all flash array storage like HPE 3PAR for mission critical workloads, a Unified API to enable your Dev-Ops environment, a single pane of glass management software with HPE OneView to simplify your day-to-day operations, and the choice to run your own automation software like Chef, Docker, Puppet, and others.

Take a closer look at everything HPE Synergy has to offer, not only for building a secure private cloud, but also for running your traditional business applications. Visit hpe.com/info/synergy to learn more.

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Paul Miller is VP of Marketing for the HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group business unit. The SDCG organization is responsible for marketing for HPE Synergy, HPE OneView, and Hyper Converged Solutions portfolio.

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