Studies of cloud computing agree on a few points. The main reasons for cloud computing are: flexibility, agility, scalability, and cost efficiency. The Future Cloud Infrastructure offers all necessary components to fulfill these requirements. It is based on three basic technologies: VMware, Microsoft Azure Stack, and OpenStack. The systems of various manufacturers enable integration into an existing multi-cloud structure.
IT departments reply on a mix of various cloud services for IT infrastructures (IaaS), development and operations platforms (PaaS), and applications (SaaS). They then combine and add to these services with on-premises IT landscapes. The result: a hybrid IT architecture, with traditional IT, private, and public cloud models side by side, as well as internally and externally procured IT resources.
In addition, IT data protection, IT governance, and cloud compliance, which are essential for the virtualization of business-critical applications, must also be taken into consideration. It is costly to guarantee governance, transparency, as well as comprehensive security and compliance. After all, managing numerous technologies and service providers in parallel is an not insignificant task. For this reason, many major companies opt for a dedicated environment in the private cloud for business-critical applications. But is the speed sufficient?
To prepare for the future, companies need four building blocks: connectivity, cloud and IT infrastructure, security, and digitalization. With a Future Cloud Infrastructure, companies are set up for the future.