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The Dos and Don’ts of Hybrid Cloud Backup

August 31, 2022

A recap from a recent customer panel discussion on overcoming key objectives, enabling key technologies and lessons learned on their journey to the cloud.

 

Did you know that the number of organizations committed to or are interested in a hybrid cloud strategy has increased from 81% to 93% since 2017? And, over the next two years, a 45% increase in the number of organizations running more than 30% of their production applications on a public cloud is expected. Additionally, 89% of organizations still expect to have a meaningful on-premises footprint in three years.[1]

So, what does that all mean?

Putting these numbers into perspective paints a very clear picture that more and more enterprises are migrating to a hybrid cloud model. However, such a migration can be an advantage in several ways but can also cause cybersecurity headaches if not managed properly.

Organizations continue to face the constant barrage of internal and external threats that can compromise the health and stability of their critical data and applications. These threats are real and the danger they possess can bring down an organizations ability to maintain business continuity. Therefore, jeopardizing any ability to keep those applications and data safe is a dangerous and slippery slope that organizations must look to avoid at all costs.

To protect against these threats, it’s important to continuously back up data, applications and infrastructure, and be ready to recover to an appropriate location at a moment’s notice. As organizations migrate to the cloud, there is a definite need to approach backup differently from traditional, legacy on-premises to simplify the process and ensure all data is protected and secure.

 

Hybrid is often the infrastructure of choice for companies in their cloud journeys. According to

the Flexera 2022 State of the Cloud Report, 80% of enterprises are taking a

hybrid approach, combining the use of both public and private clouds.

 

In a recent webinar titled “The Dos and Don’ts of Hybrid Cloud Backup”, we tapped into a panel of industry insiders and HYCU customers including Rama Gudhe, Senior Director, SaaS Cloud Operations at Zebra Technologies, Sean Helzer, Infrastructure Operations, Technical Lead at Pinnacol Assurance and Yianni Sotiriow, Group Manager, Business Systems & Technology at Southern Cross Care to share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices to implement data protection, data mobility and disaster recovery strategies and solutions in a hybrid cloud environment.

And although their destination was the same, the roadmap to get there was much different. Here is a little bit of company information with link and time stamp about what each speaker had to say about their cloud journey.

 

Rama Gudhe, Senior Director, SaaS Cloud Operations at Zebra Technologies

With an ecosystem of 10,000 plus partners spanning more than 100 countries globally Zebra Technologies serves customers of all sizes with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services, and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. For Gudhe, and Zebra, their journey to Google Cloud was clear, but certain objectives had to be met before they could get there.  Hear what he had to say. – 03:23

 

Sean Helzer, Infrastructure Operations, Technical Lead at Pinnacol Assurance

Pinnacol Assurance has been providing workers’ comp insurance to Colorado employers since 1915. With a company so rich in history and the ability to impact the lives of others, embracing innovation and having a hybrid-cloud strategy was imperative. To execute this strategy would require key technological advances to be made to enable an efficient move to the cloud. Helzer had this to say about Pinnacol’s cloud transformation. – 07.34

 

Yianni Sotiriow, Group Manager, Business Systems & Technology at Southern Cross Care

Headquartered in Australia, Southern Cross Care (Inc.) is one of the largest providers of aged care accommodation in the voluntary, not-for-profit sector in Australia. With that much responsibility across such a vast region, the sheer volume of data and critical applications that requires protecting is “overwhelming.” Their hybrid-cloud journey came with some lessons-learned, while also discovering some best practices along the way. Watch what Yianni had to say about his company’s journey -14.40

 

What does the future of hybrid cloud backup and recovery look like for your organization?

Discover it for yourself. The full link to the webinar is available here

If you’d like more information about how HYCU handles multi-cloud data protection, migration and recovery, you can find more information at www.hycu.com.Or you can experience HYCU first hand by signing up for a free, no-obligation trial at TryHYCU.


[1] https://research.esg-global.com/reportaction/ApplicationInfrastructureModernizationTrends/Marketing

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