Hybrid Cloud

Moving to the Cloud Does Not Reduce Complexity

Various vendors and proponents of cloud computing have been telling enterprises for years that moving to the cloud would reduce complexity and cost.

The basic pitch was that businesses just need to move everything to the cloud and it will all be better.

Essentially, you can spin apps up and down, you will need less personnel to run things, a virtual model is less costly, the cloud is an OPEX expense instead of a CAPEX, etc.

While some of that may be true, reduced complexity and cost aren’t two of the benefits for most enterprises.

As a 2022 EMA research study (Network Visibility Architecture for the Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Enterprise) shows, companies reported several challenges with cloud networks:

  • Scalability issues = 26.8%
  • Architectural complexity = 26.2%
  • Data quality issues = 23.2%

When it comes to complexity, that issue is actually increasing as cloud deployments increase. The EMA study also revealed the four following reasons for increased network complexity:

  • Use of multi-cloud deployments for business continuity purposes
  • Unplanned Day 2 operational issues due to cloud networks
  • Architectural security and performance issues due to moving from on-premises physical equipment to the cloud
  • Lack of visibility into cloud networks is preventing proactive maintenance

More Information on Hybrid Cloud Visibility

Read this sales brief to get the details on the four reasons for complexity. Check out all of the materials at www.getnetworkvisbility.com to see how you can implement a hybrid (cloud + physical on-premises) network visibility solution to overcome the scalability, complexity and data quality issues you are probably experiencing.