Photo - Cheam Tat Inn, Managing Director, EMC Malaysia
According to a study by EMC conducted with IDG Connect, Malaysian enterprises' concerns about hybrid cloud adoption centre around issues of trust, complexity, data portability and security.
During the unveiling of the Hybrid Cloud report in Kuala Lumpur, EMC Malaysia managing director Cheam Tat Inn said that all of the organisations surveyed already used one or the other form of cloud in their organisations with 59 percent utilising off-premise public cloud services, 51 percent on-premise private cloud solutions and 42 percent on off-premise, hosted single tenanted private cloud solutions.
Cheam said that the companies expressed concern when transitioning to public cloud - trust and security, data protection and availability (38 percent), followed by data and application portability (18 percent) and complexities related to integration of existing on-premise IT infrastructure with cloud platforms (11 percent).
"Trust and security also scored the highest at 24 percent on barriers when moving to Hybrid Cloud, followed by cost of integrating legacy on-premise systems with Hybrid Cloud infrastructures (23 percent) and application management overheads (16 percent)," he said.
"Cloud computing is no longer new to businesses in Malaysia with more than 80 percent of them having implemented cloud computing and governance policies," said Cheam.
"What matters now is finding the right solution which tailors to each business' individual needs," he said. "We believe Hybrid Cloud has excellent potential among Malaysian businesses because it incorporates the speed and agility of public cloud and control and security of private cloud. This meets Malaysian businesses' core objectives of flexibility, security, and speed."
Enterprise hybrid cloud
Cheam said the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution placed IT in the position of a broker of trusted cloud services "while maintaining the freedom to choose the Management and Orchestration technology upon which the hybrid cloud is standardised."
He said the result was a hybrid cloud solution capable of supporting traditional and next-gen applications, financial transparency "so that IT could prove its value to the business, and a seamless and secure management experience."
"EMC has spent the time to engineer the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution to deploy quickly and still give customers that choice - something that is clearly a high priority for Malaysian businesses," said Cheam. "At the same time, IT transformation leveraging Hybrid Cloud is more than about just technology. This is why we are armed to partner with our customers through the full process - with proven services, expertise, and know-how aligned to help CIOs plan and implement the changes needed to transform IT's approach to IT-as-a-Service."
He said the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution was designed to be simple, automated and on-demand and included the following benefits:
- Solution designed to be implemented in 28 days or less with EMC Professional Services
- Access to a full service catalogue of automated data services
- Integration with public cloud services built on VMware vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, AWS and other EMC-powered cloud service providers
- EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution can be built on VCE Vblock Systems and VSPEX for accelerated deployment
- EMC's gold standard level of Customer Service to provide world-class support
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