Interoperability and the Unified Cloud

With all the hype around cloud computing solutions, many organizations have raced to hire cloud service providers (CSPs), only to discover that their solutions didn’t mesh with their existing technology assets. Unfortunately, some of these companies failed to anticipate the costs of bringing services back in-house or migrating to another platform. These costs not only include potential penalties imposed by the incumbent CSP, but also IT tasks such as redeveloping code and data. In this rapidly changing cloud landscape, interoperability should also influence an organization’s choice in provider.

According to a recent survey of IT professionals by Dimensional Research, 67% of respondents said that integrating data between applications was their biggest concern after security and identity. Having a seamless flow of data between cloud applications not only created better work efficiency for employees, it also engendered peace-of-mind from knowing that they aren’t “locked into” a single platform. Finally, having applications interact with each one another enabled IT to provide a better end-user experience.

“Aggressive innovation in the hyperscale IaaS space has created some amazing capabilities,” notes Sean Bruton, HOSTING Vice President, Products. “In order to avoid vendor lock-in and ensure that organizations can continue leverage the right tools for the job – no matter the platform, a unified cloud approach is a must.”

The skills required and the amount of work to build and test integration can strain even well-staffed IT departments. As a result, many organizations are taking advantage of unified cloud solutions offered by managed cloud services providers such as HOSTING.

HOSTING is the first U.S. partner to collaborate with Microsoft to launch public and private cloud offerings built on Microsoft Azure Pack. This unified cloud solution enables organizations to create, host and manage business-critical applications in a compliant, secure and highly available cloud environment. The solution includes a robust, fully controllable self-service interface as well as 24 x 7 x 365 monitoring by HOSTING support experts.

The HOSTING Unified Cloud™ breaks down data and application silos, making it as easy as possible for organizations to deploy multiple cloud environments with seamless integration among applications. Click through to learn how you can leverage the benefits made possible by the HOSTING Unified Cloud on Microsoft’s Azure platform.

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