Sep 3, 2021

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5 Challenges Organizations Need to Conquer to Implement Hybrid Cloud Architectures

1. Seamless Integration with Multi-Cloud Vendors

The competition among premier cloud vendors such as AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, and Alibaba is increasing as the sector continues to grow. As enterprises navigate their cloud adoption journey, the majority oforganizations favor a multi-cloud approach for the development and deploymentof the applications that will aid in digital transformation. Multi-cloudadoption is also necessary to:

  • Avoid vendor lock-in
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Take advantage of “best-in-class” services on each cloud platform
  • Promote competitive prices

2. Data Silos Deconstruction (Realizing the Business Value of Data)

Data and its manipulation have driven digital transformation and are integral to gaining business insights, driving customer satisfaction,and being competitive. However, data silos plague organizations by creating barriers that hinder access to data and complicate the overall efficiency of an organization. Developing a hybrid IT architecture promotes sharing information through integrating new applications into existing ones, allowing decision-makers to obtain an accurate and comprehensive view of their organization.

3. ERP in Cloud

Many organizations are developing their ERP systems (SAP,Oracle financials) in the cloud to yield benefits such as access to business-critical applications from any site and at any time. An API-drivenmodel can modernize their integration and leverage data in real-time whileensuring data security and data governance concerns are addressed.

4. Internet of Things (IoT) Use Cases

IoT is a prime enabler of digital business, and it bringsadditional complexity to integration scenarios with its use cases and expandingthe number of data source devices. Complexity increases with the diversity ofapps like mobile, chatbots, cars, control automation, etc. To become IoT readyand address the challenges for how IoT sensors and other devices are integratedand managed, organizations have to meet the challenge of a hybrid integration strategy.

5. Enabling CI/CD

Embracing the architectural shift to HIPs also allows enterprises to adopt Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment(CD). The adoption of the CI/CD philosophy changes how developers and testers can deploy software by helping them to implement an agile methodology intended to quicken production and limit failures during integration and deployment.These are not capabilities that can be found in the majority of the existing, aging integration platforms and middleware tools.