Cloud Integration for Hybrid IT


Welcome to the era of hybrid IT

It’s no longer a question of “if” your company will be adopting cloud-based solutions, but “when” and “how many”. IDC predicts that, by 2017, the cloud software model will account for $1 of every $6 spent on software1. Looking to take advantage of the latest innovations, many organizations have adopted “cloud first” strategies and set policies to adopt cloud-based solutions wherever possible going forward. Even the U.S. government outlined a cloud-first policy in its February 2011 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy2, which was estimated to reduce costs by billions of dollars per year. However, despite the availability of cloud-based alternatives for most IT systems, few enterprises have the ability to shift all their IT to the cloud at once. Enterprises, public and private, will always have a mix of on-premise and cloud-based IT systems. We call this the “hybrid IT organization.”

In today’s hybrid IT organization, CIOs no longer have the luxury of thinking only about what’s contained within an organization’s four walls or even its firewall. They are faced with a new reality that their IT comprises a mix of cloud and on-premise IT systems, all of which need to be integrated. The last thing anyone wants is to fragment their data across the cloud. The right approach to cloud integration prevents this and ensures companies can retain control of all of their data assets.

Apply the benefits of cloud computing to cloud integration

With Informatica Cloud, data integration is accessed as an on-demand service, powered by the market-leading Informatica Platform. This hybrid IT data integration platform provides unmatched architectural integrity that allows companies to easily deploy a range of integration and data solutions and leverage the resources and metadata from one Informatica integration environment to another, on-premise and in the cloud as your needs change.

There’s no doubt that cloud computing has permanently transformed the IT landscape. As enterprises adopt cloud computing and wrestle with increasing volumes of big data, hybrid data integration from Informatica is essential to enable access to the data wherever it resides—in the cloud and on-premise. Bringing it together in a hybrid IT system will unlock critical information to help you get the most from your existing IT structures and increase your competitiveness.

1Worldwide SaaS and Cloud Software 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, IDC.

2Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Feb. 8, 2011 https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/digital-strategy/federal-cloud-computing-strategy.pdf