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May 25, 2020

COVID-19 and the Rise of the Virtual Business: The forecast for hybrid cloud evolution

In our previous post, we explored how hybrid cloud infrastructures helped businesses bridge the business continuity gap. In this post, we’ll take a look at how hybrid cloud solutions enable businesses to address the permanent changes brought on by the shift to the “new normal.”

COVID-19’s temporary disruption of global business is having a very permanent effect on how companies move forward into a post-pandemic world. The “new normal” is going to require businesses to accelerate their migration to hybrid cloud architectures, if they haven’t already done so.

The desire to mitigate future disruptions when they happen—not if—has analysts at IDC calling 2021 “the year of the multicloud.” They forecast that globally more than 90% of enterprises will have a mix of on-premises or dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms in place to meet their infrastructure needs.

Hybrid Cloud Addresses Permanent Change

Though change is hard, the benefits of hybrid cloud transformation far out way the prospects of what could happen if that change doesn’t take place.

Scalable efficiency – Instead of having to choose between an on-premises or public cloud to run a particular workload or to manage critical application data, a hybrid cloud enables you to shift quickly between clouds to use the most efficient option.  

Stronger security – The right hybrid cloud solution can actually improve an organization’s security posture by providing centralized visibility and control of all corporate data access across all cloud environments, ensuring security and compliance goals are met.

Workforce mobility – Having a hybrid cloud makes it easy to migrate applications and data to the best cloud to ensure your workforce, no matter where they are, stays productive.

Unified cloud – Even when you, your employees, and your customers are apart, your public, private, and hybrid clouds can seamlessly work together.

Real Partners in Virtual Business Transformation

FoxNet knows change isn’t easy. That’s why we partnered with NetApp to give our customers a familiar experience—across on-premises private clouds and multiple public clouds—for a hybrid cloud solution that delivers:

  • Complete integration


    that you can start anywhere, run anywhere, and manage everywhere

  • The same consumption experience


    across clouds, enabling your development teams to build new services faster

  • An open and flexible solution


    that allows you to incorporate other best-in-class solutions to future-proof your investments

  • Simplicity at scale,


    removing all the complexities of managing multiple clouds, so you canfocus on your business, instead of your IT

FoxNet experts lead the way in solving the most complex IT challenges of virtual business transformation. We can help you stay ahead of technology changes and better utilize your internal IT resources with a secure private cloud combined with fully managed and co-managed services that enable you to get more out of your technology investments.

Change doesn’t have to be hard. Let FoxNet and NetApp bring all the pieces together for a hybrid cloud experience that delivers results.

About FoxNet

For more than 18 years FoxNet has delivered custom IT solutions and provided premier managed services to customers across the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Service Providers, our team of experts will help you design an infrastructure solution, including on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments to meet your unique needs for these unique times and beyond. Discover how FoxNet can help your business prosper during these uncertain times.