Enterprises have more choice than ever around where they deploy their data-driven services: from on-premises platforms to a wide range of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings.
Because each platform has its own strengths and weaknesses, enterprises are increasingly seeking out a hybrid multi-cloud approach. By deploying each workload to the optimal platform, forward-looking businesses will reap the rewards of greater cost-efficiency, availability, and agility.
Although hybrid multi-cloud is the destination for many, a recent executive roundtable by IBM found that adoption is still lagging behind. To stay on track, businesses don’t just need to formalise their strategy—they also need to start laying the infrastructure foundation for hybrid multi-cloud.
In particular, an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) will be vital to effectively orchestrate a wide range of on-premises and multi-cloud platforms as a single, cohesive, and secure whole.