For peace-of-mind that lives squarely on-premises. Even when your data doesn’t.
As the business and IT work together to drive value and innovation, a Hybrid IT approach – mixing traditional infrastructure with cloud solutions – is inevitable. Even if you start small, which we almost always recommend, moving to a hybrid model requires changes to your practices- from new processes around identity management and financial governance, to new ways of handling data protection and security. Most organizations wont move entirely to the cloud, nor should they. But a balanced approach between the traditional data center and the cloud allows IT to support business innovation and provide the same reliable services the business needs.
We know there are a variety of reasons you are considering a Hybrid IT model. Maybe the business is going around the IT group, spinning up their own environments to support their needs and you are trying to get a handle on that. Or maybe you are a CIO who is looking at IT to be a relevant and innovative source of support to the rest of the organization. Perhaps you are somewhere in the middle, looking to understand what benefits the cloud can provide for your company. Regardless of where you are on the journey, we can help. With everything we do at OST, we don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach. We understand that each company has different goals and how you manage and maintain your data is just a part of that puzzle. Walking along-side your team and providing support where you need it most sets everyone up for success. Let’s talk about how you envision your future and how a hybrid model fits into your overall goals.
A Brief Story
From on-prem to hybrid
OST was engaged to lead the development and delivery of a data center migration and optimization of a Fortune 1000 global manufacturer, moving from entirely on-prem data centers to a hybrid strategy.
What is the plan?
This role included data center discovery and assessment, designing, planning and validation of the project procurement, and the development and execution of the migration plan. Pre-migration readiness validation, dry run testing, and data center testing and validation rounded out the plan.
On to phase II
The outcome was a successful migration to a modernized infrastructure in a hybrid environment. The hybrid environment positioned the customer for the next phase of the optimization strategy, which included public cloud options. The project ran smoothly having mitigated risks with the custom enterprise architecture that was robust and flexible.