The wait is over and the Indian fence sitters will rush to embrace the hybrid cloud for their computing needs. What would call this deluge of hybrid clouds in India. Here are some of the reasons:
Availability of India clouds : The availability of India clouds with data in India is a big boost for hybrid cloud adoption. We have India cloud computing services from IBM, Microsoft, NetMagic, Ctrl-S and soon AWS too and not to forget the Meghdoot cloud for banks. All of them are going to allow Indians to keep their data in India which is a big plus for use of cloud in India.
Cloud appliances are stable : There are variety of stable cloud appliances which make cloud manageability easy and a breeze to manage. The control is within the organization and the CIOs are in control of their data and computing by use of hybrid cloud. Appliance are plug and play and available from Dell, IBM , Cisco and other vendors.
Compliance: Hybrid cloud is a big boost for compliance and allows businesses to be in control of their compliance and security posture. They can manage their risks from their cloud appliance in their data center rather than delegate it to a vendor.
Digital India: Digital India cannot be a reality with the use of cloud computing with mobile being the end point device of choice, nothing works better than a cloud and mobile combination for real time delivery of computing in the palm of the user.
Go Green: Hybrid cloud computing allows companies to focus on their green initiatives by consuming additional computing needs from the cloud.
Need for Speed: Indian business demands speed of execution from their IT team and nothing delivers this better than hybrid cloud computing.
Reliable Disaster Recovery: Cloud is a reliable disaster recovery engine and is cost effective and easy to deploy as compared to traditional build and deploy disaster recovery solutions.
Turbo charged data centers: In house data centers will be turbo-charged by moving non-critical computing to the cloud, thus getting the core business computing done on time and efficiently.
Lowering of capital expenditure: As capex on IT investments becomes difficult to procure in IT budgets, moving to the cloud lowers capital expenditure and the spending becomes an operational expense on a need basis for business computing need.
Better Knowledge: Indian technology professionals have a better understanding of cloud computing and how to choose their solutions. A hybrid cloud will be the first step for a secure journey in the cloud and will be the route of choice for cloud adoption.
Welcome 2016 as the year of hybrid cloud adoption in India which will transform India into a digital nation.