As I wrote in my last post, leading organizations are using hybrid cloud to not only lower costs but to expand into new markets. Although many organizations have moved to SaaS solutions such as Saleforce as part of their portfolio of enterprise applications, there are also opportunities for organizations to use the cloud to run their Java applications.
From a cost perspective, there is a compelling case to be made for moving Java workloads to the cloud. Freed from maintaining and managing the underlying platform infrastructure – hardware, OS, network, etc. – and gaining the fault tolerance and basic administration (patching, backup, etc.) there are significant savings to be had. Beyond these cost saving implications, the real benefits of cloud can now be had by more easily tying in next generation capabilities around mobile/IoT and cognitive computing to these cloud-hosted Java applications.
The immediate challenge most organizations face will…
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Why Hybrid Cloud
A little more than a month into 2016 and it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is the year when making the cloud a strategic part of your IT landscape is no longer optional. Mobile, analytics, and API’s are transforming virtually every industry and market segment. Cloud technologies have lowered the barriers to entry, which puts most organizations in a position where they need to either react to disruption happening around them or proactively look to disrupt new markets in search of growth opportunities.
A recent IBM Center of Applied Insights global study revealed that leading organizations are 2x more likely to be expanding into new markets with hybrid cloud and 5x more likely to be using hybrid cloud for cognitive computing initiatives. Further, 9 in 10 organizations have indicated that hybrid cloud has higher return on investment than either an all-traditional or all-cloud environment. IDC is predicting
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