Access and govern data wherever it resides - in the cloud and on-premise
It's no longer a question of if your company will be adopting cloud-based solutions, but when and how many. Gartner predicts worldwide software as a service (SaaS) application revenue will reach $22.1 billion by 2015. Looking to take advantage of the latest innovations, many organizations have adopted "Cloud First" strategies and set policies to adopt cloud-based solutions wherever possible going forward. Even the US government has outlined a Cloud First policy in its February 2011 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy estimated to reduce costs by billions of dollars per year. However, despite the availability of cloud-based alternatives for most IT systems, few enterprises have the ability to shift all their IT to the cloud at once. Enterprises, public and private, will always have a mix of on-premise and cloud-based IT systems. We call this the "Hybrid IT organization."
In today's Hybrid IT organization, CIO's no longer have the luxury of thinking only about what's contained within an organization's "four walls" or even its firewall. They are faced with a new reality that their IT comprises a mix of cloud and on-premise IT systems — hence the "hybrid" in "hybrid IT" — all of which need to be integrated. The last thing anyone wants is to fragment their data across the cloud. The right approach to cloud integration prevents this and ensures companies can retain control of all of their data assets.
With the Informatica Cloud, data integration is accessed as an on-demand service, powered by the market-leading Informatica Platform. This hybrid IT data integration platform provides unmatched architectural integrity that allows companies to easily deploy a range of integration and data solutions and leverage the resources and metadata from one Informatica integration environment to another, on-premise and in the cloud as your needs change.
There's no doubt that cloud computing has permanently transformed the IT landscape. As enterprises adopt cloud computing and wrestle with increasing volumes of big data, hybrid data integration from Informatica is essential to enable access to the data wherever it resides – in the cloud and on-premise – and to bring it together in a hybrid IT system to unlock critical information to help you get the most from your existing IT structures and increase your competitiveness.