The cloud storage market is currently valued at $76.43 billion and is expected to be worth $390.33 billion in 2028. These numbers represent enormous growth over the next few years and demonstrate why businesses need to think about their cloud solutions.
However, managing computing infrastructure in growing companies can be a mind-numbing experience. When businesses operate from multiple sites, IT has the additional challenge of managing physical hardware and software in different locations. Additionally, teams within the company have different computing needs. For example, the processor performance requirements for a team working on an ML application will be high. In contrast, a team that focuses on archival data will prioritize large amounts of dense storage over processor speeds.
The challenge of fully on-premise equipment is that it takes large upfront investments to get the infrastructure in place. This is because companies need to invest in equipment to manage the network, load balancing, compute and storage resources, as well as consider the power requirements of their hardware.
Do the challenges of on-premise equipment mean that organizations should move all their IT to the cloud? Not exactly.
The Dilemma With an All-Cloud Solution
Cloud computing, while powerful, has its limitations. Consider the needs of AI and ML, for example. These types of computing may require the analysis and processing of petabytes of data. Even in environments with extremely high computing resources, this process can take days. Moving jobs like these to the cloud simply isn’t feasible in most cases.
Another problem for all-cloud computing is access to data on managed services. While costs to upload data to the cloud can be relatively cheap, accessing that data can be costly. When organizations need frequent access to data in a working environment, the cloud may not be the best option.
Instead of an either/or scenario, many businesses do better to see how they can combine the power of the cloud with on-premise infrastructure for latency-sensitive workloads.
Use Custom Infrastructure to Fuel Your Hybrid Cloud Environment
The load on your cloud infrastructure varies greatly depending on region, applications, and number of users. Out-of-the-box solutions can be very good at certain tasks but will rarely ship optimized for your specific use case. The ability to customize specific components becomes more important in specialized computing environments where the ability to perform complex but repetitive tasks quickly is key to success.
Additionally, the growth in SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS sectors means that more companies are looking for ways to increase their computing infrastructure while maintaining control over pivotal technologies. Cloud computing is an important factor in giving organizations the ability to scale while cutting IT costs.
Gartner forecasts that public cloud spending will grow 23% this year. Cloud services are experiencing tremendous growth, and businesses need to prepare to embrace the changing user expectations as a result. Intequus can help.
Intequus Delivers Superior Customization for Your Cloud Infrastructure
Growing your business, your people, and your infrastructure is overwhelming. Intequus helps organizations like yours offload computing infrastructure management so that your team can focus on delivering stellar service. Our full-lifecycle infrastructure services start with design and stay with you through deployment, support, and decommissioning. If you want to discuss hybrid cloud infrastructure that’s scalable, cutting-edge, and tailored to your needs, let’s talk.