Disaster Recovery Key Factor in Implementing Hybrid and Multicloud Strategy
Teradici has released the results of a new study examining the state and opinions of IT professionals regarding the use of hybrid and multicloud environments for virtual desktops and workstations.
Of the respondents who had implemented a hybrid or multicloud strategy, which was just over half of the respondent group, 87 percent 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 percent 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 multicloud disaster recovery strategy offers additional peace of mind that critical systems and data will remain easily accessible when needed.
Although hybrid and multicloud 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 multicloud environment, with nearly one in ten using five or more clouds within their organisations.
“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 centres 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. For more details and full results, visit The State of Multicloud: Virtual Desktop Deployments in 2019. An infographic highlighting key results is also available.