Cloud is easy. A simple statement, which is true in some respects and far from true in others. The fact is that getting started on cloud can be very easy, and ironically, that's where the complication can be. Companies used to tread carefully before making the jump to cloud. Today, spinning up new applications in new clouds can happen quickly. Sometimes it can even happen without the knowledge of the IT department.
While most companies keep some kind of control over what clouds they use, the fact remains that hybrid cloud architectures built from multiple clouds are commonplace. This, in turn, means that corporate data can sprawl across these environments becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The age-old problems associated with managing data get amplified. Protection, compliance, duplicate data, version control, who has access, protection and recovery – all become infinitely more complex when your cloud data is not managed. The answer lies in using an automated cloud data management solution.
With cloud heavily distributing data, cloud data management unifies heterogeneous and hybrid data so businesses have complete data they can trust, govern, and leverage for business value. As IT becomes more hybrid, businesses are drawn to the cloud not just because of its agility, but also its ability to support new data-driven business practices.
The cloud’s elastic scalability, zero-system integration and administration, plus its massive storage capacity and affordable costs are just some of the benefits cloud users have reaped. Businesses using cloud data management can also use the cloud to give data management solutions greater speed and scale with less administration and cost.
With cost always being a constant factor in any business decision, cloud data management allows businesses to have value in solutions for cloud data in warehousing, data integration, analytics, modern data semantics and modern data hubs. Apart from that, businesses can also leverage cloud data management to operational environments like digital marketing, online supply chain, IoT and certain SaaS tools and applications.
In fact, users are adopting cloud systems and integrating cloud data management with on-premises ones across industries. Cloud data management can extend and support these new platforms, applications and uses cases. It enables the next level of business analytics and data-driven operational innovations based on data platforms, old and new.
Overall, the benefits for having a cloud data management are as follows:
The general benefits of the cloud also apply to cloud data management.
Cloud data management enables modern practices in analytics by allowing real-time access to all data, be it on the cloud or on-premises.
Data assets are more fully leveraged in the cloud by making hybrid data architectures possible.
Cloud data management fosters improvements across the board, from modernising mature data management infrastructure to improving business processes and efficiency.
Organisations can save costs by adopting data platforms that are cloud-based.
Hitachi Vantara’s Cloud Data Management integrates and processes data in modern cloud and hybrid environments. To find out more about what cloud data management can do for your businesses, read this report by TDWI by clicking here.