Z-Cloud Overcoming the Challenges of Hybrid Cloud
Shift from traditional It infrastructure to Hybrid Cloud is accompanied with numerous benefits like reduced costs, innovation, increased flexibility and better deployment of new applications. But deriving such benefits from the Hybrid Cloud is possible only after addressing certain issues. There are certain challenges Hybrid Cloud may impose on its successful deployment. These challenges can be overcome by deploying the use of IBM System Z-cloud. IBM’s Hybrid System z-Cloud Enterprise Architecture aims at providing the best of both worlds, secure transactions along with the dynamics of the cloud.
The Challenges Of Hybrid Cloud And Solutions Offered By Z-Cloud
Elasticity and Economics
One of the main benefits that Cloud computing offers is reduced costs. This is because of its ability to shift the model of expenses from capital expenses to operating expenses. However, we forget to count the substantial investments large enterprises have already made in traditional IT infrastructure. It is, therefore, not an easy or economically driven plan to adopt Cloud.
But it might still be in the interest of an enterprise who managing a large number of workloads to make this shift. It is because this can help them avail benefits from the elasticity and economics provided by the Cloud.
System z Use 1:
An application (a typical three-tiered) comprises the following layers:
Presentation Tier: It is a user Interface for him to perform his work
Logic Tier: It is where the application work is done
Database Tier: It is where data processing and storage is done.
Here the use of a hybrid cloud can be in relocating only the first two layers i.e. Presentation and Logic Tiers into a Cloud (Mostly Public Cloud). These should be enabled to communicate with data which is stored within server of System-Z.
Innovation in the Cloud
As we all understand that in future new applications and services will be developed and deployed majorly in Cloud environments. It is because they can easily be prototyped with taking much time and then deployed at a faster rate. They, therefore, can be rendered to be used by broader audience.
While this innovation in the Cloud may heap a lot of benefits, it is vital that these services work and co-ordinate well with existing IT infrastructures.
System z Use 2:
In this case, we can deploy System-Z server to act as a trusted partner. On it, the enterprise’s data can be resided safely making it safely accessible by new Cloud applications.
Rapid Deployment in Cloud
While sharing content and data in a hybrid cloud, there might be serious concerns of integration and testing. This problem can be overcome using public cloud. It ensures faster deployment and interoperability of public-private cloud. It quickly prototypes, builds and tests the applications for enterprises.
System z Use 3:
The need to integrate applications with various types of Clouds and their services can be addressed by testing and running Server Z Operating System applications in public Cloud based environments.
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