A hybrid cloud consists of one or more private clouds and one or more public clouds. With a hybrid cloud, the customer can choose which workloads to deploy in which cloud, based on the business and workload needs. Some hybrid clouds support “bursting,” which means scaling services from one cloud to another cloud on-demand.
Data management and analytics
The amount of data generated at the edge is exploding, mostly due to IoT devices. And advanced analytic tools like AI/ML are becoming readily available to businesses of all sizes. Organizations are eager to find the right solution that will allow them to aggregate and understand any data that is related to their business.
A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution typically consists of data centre servers hosting virtual machines (VMs), each of which has the applications and tools that employees require. Employees then log in to their remote VM from whatever device they choose.
VDI solutions enable the company to create a more flexible physical environment. If workers work remotely, companies save money because they deploy fewer physical desktops.
Virtualization and containers
A container bundles together an application and its dependencies, making it easy to transport from environment to environment. The self-sufficiency of containers ensures that if an app can run on one machine in one environment, it will work on another machine in a different environment, so long as they both use the same container platform.
Virtualization abstracts the resources of a server from the underlying hardware, to make a virtual machine (VM). One server can support several VMs, each of which appears to be its own computer.