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The Future of the Cloud is Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service

While the various cloud offerings permeating the market have gone a long way towards satisfying a wide range of business requirements, finding a way to truly marry all the benefits of cloud in a single solution has historically proven elusive. However, with Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service (ECaaS) emerging as a viable option for organizations, it is now becoming possible to fully unify all the advantages that cloud can bring. This is according Manoj Nair, Chief Product Officer at enterprise cloud-as-a-service leader HyperGrid.

Nair said: “Since the birth of cloud, businesses have been inundated with options when it comes to selecting a solution. In most cases, these options have evolved to multi-cloud deployments, with IT looking at private cloud and a few public cloud optionsThese offerings have come about as part of a need to satisfy a wide range of use cases: small businesses looking for a scalable, cost-effective way to manage their data; large enterprises aiming to find a reliable, secure way to administer their digital assets; organisations looking for the best of both worlds; and so on.

“Creating an IT environment that can satisfy a wide range of use cases in the best possible way is simply too complex to complete cost-effectively. This is where Enteprise Cloud-as-a-Service shines and  is set to redefine how IT departments leverage hybrid cloud and multiple clouds – simply and effectively.”

ECaaS incorporates a range of features, including the below:

  • Controlled on-premises: the infrastructure to support an ECaaS solution lies within the four walls of a company’s data centre. This means that issues relating to data sovereignty, availability and long-distance network connections are consigned to the past
  • Automated management and maintenance: despite the infrastructure residing on-premises, the ongoing upkeep is managed by a third party, meaning IT departments can spend more time on innovation
  • Consumption-based pricing: Organizations only spend money on the resources they consume, without being tied into leasing agreements or long-term subscriptions
  • Central cloud management: ECaaS enables IT departments to control multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, from one central location. This gives IT staff the power to rein in Shadow IT initiatives by providing greater visibility – ECaaS makes it easy for IT to move to hybrid cloud, with the ability to control workloads, whether on-prem or in a public cloud, from a central location.
  • On-demand resources: ECaaS can be scaled up or down quickly and efficiently as the needs of the business change, delivering true on-demand capabilities.
  • Simple and automated: a cloud service should provide templates and services to end users which make it easier for them to select and access the infrastructure they need. This makes IT operations much more efficient while ensuring consistency across the environment.
  • Governance and controls: ECaaS provides the ability to enforce internal and external governance policies, allowing IT to control which teams and people have access to which services and resources. This mitigates risk, which is something that many public cloud offerings cannot promise
  • Optimized performance at the optimized price: All workloads are different, with some running best in a public cloud, while others run best on-prem and it should be easy to move workloads around as these factors change. Additionally, a true ECaaS solution provides valuable insight into a workloads behavior, ensuring the best infrastructure is selected for a workload. HyperGrid provides a preview of this with cloudmadeclear.org, allowing users to input a few attributes of a workload, and then see what performance they can for a workload across several clouds.

Nair concluded: “Procuring a cloud solution that best matches the needs of the business is a time-consuming process for the IT decision-makers involved. They want a solution that meets their requirements, doesn’t take months to implement, and offers the best performance for the price.  Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service is set to bring a much-needed shake-up to the market, and a more unified cloud option that combines the best aspects of public and private clouds in a fluid, manageable way that can be administered on-premises.”

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About HyperGrid

HyperGrid is the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader that simplifies IT by providing a fully featured public cloud service delivered as a full stack appliance in enterprise data centers. HyperGrid’s offering, HyperCloud™, offers compute, storage, and networking services, along with an enterprise app store of over 400 application templates for deploying complex enterprise apps on VMs and containers. HyperCloud™ also supports the management of external public clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine, allowing IT teams to centralize the governance and control of cloud resources enterprise-wide to eliminate Shadow IT proliferation. These capabilities, offered as a fully managed service in an on-prem “pay-as-you-use” pricing model, deliver unmatched simplicity, scale, and economics that accelerates business innovation, growth, and long-term success.

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