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April 11, 2016

Hybrid Cloud Computing: The Future of IT

As the Internet of Things continues to grow, cloud-based applications and infrastructures are increasing in popularity. According to RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud Report, out of the 95 percent of respondents currently using the cloud, 71 percent of those utilizing cloud computing are employing hybrid cloud models.

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to hybrid cloud models is that they are built on an understanding that a one-size-fits-all approach to cloud computing is not effective and does not exist. Public cloud models offer flexible, scalable, agile and cost-effective delivery of enterprise services, while private cloud models offer higher availability, performance and security for mission-critical workloads – so why not leverage the best of both worlds?

Shifting critical workloads to a hybrid cloud environment takes time, but cloud computing trends indicate that companies strongly prefer hybrid cloud models. Indeed, according to a Gartner study, almost 50% of larger organizations will have migrated to hybrid cloud models by the end of 2017.

Many organizations across industries are turning to hybrid IT models that offer a mix of in-house and outsourced IT services including colocation, cloud and managed services in order to most effectively meet their unique needs. In fact, as the IT landscape continues to evolve, the role of IT professionals is shifting from that of a technology manager to that of a solutions provider.

At QTS, we recognize that today’s IT organizations do not have the luxury of managing and maintaining a single network type—but deploying hybrid environments is a complex journey that can be costly and risky if you don’t have the right solutions and enterprise. That’s why QTS offers a one-stop-shop portfolio of data center services that enable you to rapidly respond to the changing requirements of your business applications. Not only do QTS’ hybrid cloud solutions offer higher availability, performance and security for mission-critical workloads; they also come with 24x7x365 high-touch support and continuous monitoring by data center experts you can trust.

For more information about QTS and how we can help meet your company’s data needs, call us toll-free at 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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