How can a Hybrid Multicloud strategy quickly meet market changes?

This approach allows for security, flexibility, cost reduction and customer experience improvements.

Amet Novillo

In an ever growing digital economy, businesses can’t miss the timing when it comes to market changes. It’s a speed race of innovation, developing and coming up with their own multicloud environment solutions, to meet their customers’ needs and offer them the best experience.

Sectors like Telecommunications, Content and Digital Media, Banking and Insurance, and Cloud and IT Services sum up over 50% of the demands for Interconnection in Latin America, according to the Global Interconnection Index (GXI) vol. 4, published by Equinix. In other words, companies in these industries had larger demand growth in the region, and sought to expand their digital reach to supply the market.

According to projections, IT will continue to grow in Latin American countries in 2021. IDC FutureScape¹ says that Mexico and Colombia could present a 10% and 3% respective growth in this industry.

The IT market has increasingly more options to provide high flexibility and security so that changes can quickly meet demands. However solid the concepts behind these IT services are, some different terms can often sound synonymous and cause confusion. Multicloud and hybrid cloud services, for instance, if mixed up, can lead investments to a different path from the actual goal.

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Hybrid cloud X Multicloud

Hybrid cloud is a set of services that incorporate private and public cloud in the same environment, which offers resources with higher security and speed. It is possible to handle both environments with ease and flexibility, with hybrid cloud, if the service provider has a mature level platform management capable of carrying these technologies. Some major gains are possible with multicloud, such as:

  • reduced costs,
  • better security,
  • increased mobility,
  • and flexibility.

Multicloud happens when businesses use services from different providers to supply their applications and infrastructure needs – with few exceptions, as it’s not always possible that a single provider can meet a large company’s demand. Thus, multicloud is most often the best option to reduce failure risk in separate environments, such as:

  • contingency site,
  • production,
  • development,
  • approval,
  • tests,
  • and a corporation’s distinct operations.

In general, experts recommend multicloud for big corporations and hybrid cloud for businesses with less resources. However, a better approach is to combine the benefits of both with the hybrid multicloud strategy.

Hybrid Multicloud

By unifying benefits from both approaches, hybrid multicloud breaks the boundaries of hybrid clouds and pure, simple cloud environments. This technology helps business strategies as it eases service delivery and security, while preventing companies to be tied down to a single solution or provider. This is hybrid multicloud’s main advantage: safely moving your settings from one provider to another at any time.

This approach allows merging common management resources, whether local, private, or public cloud while reaping the benefits of a public cloud, such as cost reduction.

Hybrid multicloud allows businesses to have the best of both worlds: security and flexibility, reducing costs and enabling the improving customer experience. After all, it low latency, redundancy and service stability.

Be a digital leader with Hybrid Multicloud

Digital leaders stand out for having robust, flexible, and secure solutions. To be amongst them, it’s essential to search for qualified partners with quality solutions. Choosing the best approach and the best providers that can help making it operational must always be with the ability to meet the needs of the market in a competitive way in mind. That, along with the lowest possible cost, ensuring security of operations and facilitating launch or change of services and applications at the right time.

It is essential to search for a provider that allows combining Interconnection with high-speed corporate access, with the addition of corporate assets hosted in data centers and easy use of applications.

Aligning with a multidisciplinary partner that connects to the company’s strategies and long-term vision is an inevitable way to remain competitive. Equinix offers all these benefits through its solutions for hybrid multicloud. With them, partners can make private connections between different providers through Equinix Fabric, multicloud centralized management and also rely on local support to back the operation.


Learn more about how digital leaders create strategic advantage with Hybrid Multicloud.


¹  “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2021 Predictions and Latin America Implications: Building Resiliency to Thrive in the Next Normal”

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