Disaster recovery capability is a key factor in implementing hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, a new Teradici study reveals.
Of the respondents who had implemented a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy, which was just over half of the respondent group, 87% considered it to be an important part of their disaster recovery readiness. The ability to shift workloads from one cloud to another was a key factor, with 34% of those who have done so citing disaster recovery as the motivation.
Use of the cloud within a disaster recovery plan offers many benefits, including reliability and cost efficiency, as there is no need to invest in infrastructure that may never be used.
Cloud resources can be offsite, mitigating the risk of a disaster affecting the main office location, and can be accessed (and paid for) only as needed. A multi-cloud disaster recovery strategy offers additional peace of mind that critical systems and data will remain easily accessible when needed.
Although hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are widely acknowledged as good practice, IT professionals highlight complexity, training gaps and lack of internal resources in their hesitancy to deploy using multiple clouds. Nevertheless, more than half the respondents were operating in a multi-cloud environment, with nearly one in ten using five or more clouds within their organizations.
“What we’re hearing from customers, and is consistent with our survey findings, is that they’re looking for ways to simplify and streamline their cloud deployment and management,” said Ziad Lammam, vice president of product management for Teradici.
“This is a key driver behind our efforts to expand our platform flexibility – to empower IT teams to use any combination of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises data centers that best meets their needs, while providing a secure, high-performance and easy to manage virtual desktop solution to support deployment and migration of Windows or Linux workloads.”
The survey was conducted in April 2019, and received responses from 489 IT professionals, drawn from both Teradici customers and non-customers reached through an external community.