The Cross-Cloud Approach: Modernising IT Infrastructure

The Cross-Cloud Approach: Modernising IT Infrastructure

A Cross-Cloud approach can deliver cloud freedom, choice, and control, helping your business accelerate on its digital transformation journey. However, securely managing and bridging the gap between multiple clouds while managing risk, cost, and security can be challenging.

Richard Munro, global cloud strategy director at VMware, plays an instrumental role in helping organisations accelerate their digital transformation with his cloud expertise. In this first of a four-part video series, Munro discusses the importance and benefits of taking a Cross-Cloud approach to help all lines of the business drive innovation and deliver on their strategic IT priorities. He also considers the key questions businesses should be asking when it comes to continuing their cloud journey.

Igniting Transformation

Digital transformation, cloud transformation, and business transformation are terms that are ringing in the ears of businesses across the world. However, to some, they continue to feel like a vague ambition. Organisations are now more than ever striving to kick-start their transformation journeys and to continue to evolve at the necessary pace in order to remain relevant and competitive.

Every solution starts with a problem—hence the need for businesses to identify their commonly occurring challenges in order to consider the fastest ways to address them. Munro explains that it is through utilising and iterating their own capabilities that organisations can take a journey of learning, ultimately igniting their transformation process.

Munro discusses the need to take a unified approach when it comes to transformation. All too often there are multiple groups working on different services within a business, all with the common objective to transform. While all of these groups are working hard for the good of the organisation and its customers, this scenario can rapidly create a model of inefficiency and silos.

Operating in today’s multi-cloud environments also broadens the landscape of cybersecurity risks. It is essential that as such threats evolve, companies are actively responding by continuing to raise the bar of protection, be it on their end-user devices or cloud platforms. Maintaining compliance and rigor of how data is kept safe is critical to the success of an organisation. It is also where organisations can fall down as they race towards their end objective.

This video highlights that when it comes to utilising multiple services and platforms, the key is to encompass a fully integrated and unified Cross-Cloud approach.