Hybrid Transformation Journey – Part 4
Part 4: Managing hybrid
With hybrid infrastructures, organizations can deliver innovative solutions that are continuously available and updated. But they aren’t compatible with traditional, function-centric IT management models. Instead, hybrid infrastructures require a service-centric approach, enabling frequent interaction between IT services and business units with common delivery objectives.
This brief outlines the key challenges CIOs face as they manage hybrid environments. These challenges include business agility, IT spend and performance, workload placement, security and compliance, and user experience.
The brief also details critical elements IT teams must consistently use to ensure service-level agreements (SLAs) are met. There are three key elements to managing a hybrid environment:
- Orchestration automates and executes processes through completion across domains, systems and teams. Such tools should include an open, extensible architecture, provide multiple hypervisors and use a unified portal and cloud-inspired IT service model with full-stack automation and monitoring.
- Automation enables high-level task management across diverse, hybrid environments that provide fast, flexible services.
- Security delivered in an overarching and integrated framework that includes data sovereignty, privacy, compliance and enforcement is crucial when dealing with multiple vendors, technologies and delivery models.
This is the fourth of a five-part series that explores how to plan, execute and run your hybrid environment.
Read the full brief to learn more about managing the challenges of a hybrid environment.