Seventy-seven percent of organizations now operate some component of their IT systems in the cloud.[1] Historically, an IT department would describe how they deliver IT services by the location; today’s reality is that IT is no longer confined to the walls of a data center or colocation facility.  It is borderless.  This can be an unruly mix of traditional IT operations, shadow IT, stealth IT, and cloud capabilities that IT leaders must now orchestrate into a cost-effective and responsive business tool.

The service delivery question for IT has evolved from “How do I move to the Cloud?” to “How do I leverage the cloud and my existing physical assets to provide the highest level of support for my business, in the most cost effective manner, and while remaining compliant with security and regulatory mandates?”

The Intentional Hybrid Enterprise

To move from a chaotic to an intentional hybrid enterprise, a comprehensive approach is needed to harness the unruly mix into an efficient hybrid enterprise that spans on and off-premise cloud, colocation, edge, owned and operated data centers.

David-Kenneth Group’s hybrid migration services help IT leaders formulate and implement a successful hybrid strategy that connects data center successes directly to business successes.  Our strategic planning process provides a framework for evaluating the business benefits of the disparate systems, assessing the business value of affected workloads and the migration costs.

The end goal is to simplify your network storage, compute, security and application deployment capabilities across your IT landscape.  Our vendor independent posture allows us to make vendor recommendations with the client’s business interests top of mind.

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Total private cloud spending that will go to on-premise private clouds

Strategic Planning

Successfully transitioning to a hybrid enterprise requires a strategy that aligns technology choices with business goals. David-Kenneth Group’s strategic planning process forms the basis for your business case and answers the big questions at a high level regarding investment, schedule, and resource requirements.


Plan, Design and Build the Hybrid Environment

Be intentional about the hybrid enterprise implementation.  David-Kenneth Group’s framework provides a methodical approach to adopting technologies that enable your organization to avoid the costly hardware and software purchases associated with disparate and siloed IT operations.  We strike the right balance with infrastructure and technologies to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Application Rationalization and Workload Placement

We identify the environment that most cost effectively delivers your IT services while maintaining compliance with security and regulatory mandates.

Defining Mixed Support Models

Data center-centric processes and procedures need to be updated, incorporating the cloud and hybrid IT services you are providing now.  We will design and implement the right support model and control costs by creating templates that can be used throughout the environment.

Rightsizing (optimizing) your IT Infrastructure

Using your business goals as our guide, we optimize the IT infrastructure environment to ensure it syncs with the near term and long term goals at the lowest cost.

 

Incorporating As-A-Service Features

To control costs, enhance security, and ensure availability, we leverage IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other services to deliver the IT capabilities you require.

 

Creating Software Defined Builds

We use software designed server, network, and storage to increase flexibility, improve security, and lower the costs of server and application deployment.

 

Data and Workload Migrations

We have the skills, tools, and processes needed to provide end-to-end migration services for the hybrid environment.

Planned Hybrid Cloud Adoption Trends
Large enterprises
20%
Small businesses
35%
Midsize companies
49%
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Learning Center

Let’s answer some common questions associated with Hybrid Data Enterprise.
What is the difference between the hybrid cloud and the hybrid enterprise?
The hybrid cloud is combination of on-premise private cloud and third-party public clouds. The hybrid enterprise includes owned and operated private data centers and colocations plus both private and public clouds. Orchestration allows the enterprise move workloads between hosting environments to optimize cost, performance, and security.
What is a private cloud?
A private cloud is dedicated to a singular organization. Its architecture is proprietary but still delivers similar benefits including faster provisioning, scalability, and in some cases, self-service.
How does the Hybrid Enterprise minimize Shadow IT?
Shadow IT or Stealth IT occurs when a business unit or employee uses and/or deploys a system,  application, or solution not explicitly approved or managed by the IT department.  These are primarily cloud based applications, and it is estimated that 80% of employees are engaged in Shadow IT. The hybrid enterprise recognizes the problem and provides access to approved cloud-based applications while integrating them into the enterprise architecture.  This recaptures the IT spend occurring outside of IT (by some estimates as high as 40% of overall IT spending).

Gartner, Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services Worldwide, 2017 Update (G00325490); Published: 31 March 2017; Analysts: David Edward Ackerman, Sid Nag, Ed Anderson