A colocation data center provider with locations in Europe and the U.S., EvoSwitch offers a partner-rich cloud interconnection platform, EvoSwitch OpenCloud. Through this marketplace, EvoSwitch customers quickly and securely interconnect to cloud platforms including AWS, Google and Azure.
According to the company, the new white paper provides expert input for “a business-driven planning process for weighing multi-cloud environments and implementing a hybrid cloud strategy.”
Authored by EvoSwitch Commercial Director Patrick van der Wilt, a seasoned data center services and cloud computing professional, the 30-page white paper includes information based on the experiences of other OpenCloud customers as well as cloud management expertise of van der Wilt himself.
The white paper addresses current hybrid cloud challenges and opportunities, and contains in-depth knowledge for successfully establishing the right planning processes for a hybrid cloud roadmap, such as identifying business requirements; identifying hybrid cloud benefits and business outcomes; compliance management; (spread of) cost; identifying and modifying internal organizational capabilities; data sovereignty; asset review and management — for both data and people; achieving harmony in connectivity between systems, data, services and hosting infrastructure; and selling cloud strategy.
“Successful digital transformation and migration to a hybrid cloud environment requires detailed planning, and above all a deep buy-in,” van der Wilt. “Key to hybrid cloud migration success is to explain and sell the processes planned, at every level of migration. Although this paper is intended to provide technical managers such as CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors with in-depth guidance for planning their hybrid cloud journeys, I’ve also included introductory information for non-technical senior managers involved in IT decision making and hybrid IT planning.”
The EvoSwitch white paper can be found here.