Hybrid Cloud market is expected to grow to the quadruple of its current size. IT managers are dealing with the management efficiency issues of hybrid cloud infrastructure. The Hybrid cloud combines the traditional infrastructure with the modern technologies. It is a balanced blend of public cloud infrastructure with that of private cloud, so the hybrid cloud infrastructure is quite complex to manage.
So the explosive growth of hybrid cloud computing will bring more complexities. However, the good news is that cloud users are showing an inclination towards self-service platforms. This is not only with the IT, today every user is willing to do things themselves. The ‘DIY’ culture is gaining rapid momentum. Being self-sufficient at multiple aspects is the new trend.
Self-service platform in the hybrid cloud has its own advantages which is why it is also going to set the future of hybrid cloud hosting.
But isn’t it too technical?
Yes, managing complex hybrid IT infrastructure all by self is a big challenge. But surprisingly, according to a research by Forrester, a higher percentage of customers have preferred to manage it all by themselves. Also, the customers today are getting more familiar with the technologies and developing a better understanding with the time. Perhaps this is one of the reasons there is a continuous rise in the demand for self-service platforms for hybrid hosting.
Seeing such transition, hybrid cloud providers need to upgrade their offering with tools and other solutions to empower the customers with the ability to self-manage the infrastructure.
Advantages of Self-Service management of Hybrid Cloud:
Operational efficiency: The businesses will be able to gain excellent operational efficiencies through the self-service approach of Hybrid cloud hosting. Businesses will be able to focus in customizing the solutions specific to the business requirements.
Cost advantages for Startup: It reduces the cost for both the company as well as the cloud providers. Startups are especially benefitted from the user-friendliness, flexibility and scalability feature offered by the self-service model of hybrid cloud. At the same it’s also time-saving because earlier the cloud users had to wait for the response
Better Agility: The user behavior patterns have changed. The millennial have a better understanding as well as the approach towards technology as compared to the older generations. They expect best-in-class services and at the same time, they have the zeal to learn things. They are smarter, wiser thus better decision makers. So the cloud providers are adapting their methods to this changing trend of next-gen users. Cloud Server Hosting with self-service tools allows the users have better control over the infrastructure and the overall operations. Cloud service providers are allowing self-management of the hybrid IT through advanced tools and solutions. Now their focus is to deliver better performance and ensure growth for their clients.
Cloud providers can focus on other growth factors: As the customers are now opting for self-management of the IT infrastructure, the cloud server providers are switching their focus to different areas of IT management. They are now focusing on building a more responsive, high-performance and highly secure cloud hosting environment for their users.
Self-service hybrid cloud is the future of cloud but it never means that Managed services will vanish away. Rather the managed cloud services will grow to the next level to deliver greater value to the customers through better customization services.