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Data Replication Holds the Key to Hybrid Cloud Effectiveness

Milan Shetti

At the heart of every business decision, regardless of industry or sector, is data. It’s what business leaders rely on to show them where gaps in knowledge and opportunities for growth exist within their own organizations. As more businesses look to carve out an advantage in an increasingly competitive market, many are turning toward cloud computing—particularly hybrid cloud approaches that blend the power of the mainframe with the innovation of the cloud—to make the most of their data.

A hybrid cloud approach offers a huge swath of benefits for organizations, from a boost in agility and resiliency to eliminating data siloes and optimizing workloads. But when it comes to getting the most value out of hybrid cloud, one of the most crucial capabilities required is data replication and synchronization—what enables businesses to efficiently capture data changes and unify various data stores while ensuring low latency, high availability and data integrity. There’s more to data than just adopting hybrid cloud. It’s also about ensuring effective, real-time, access of that data to help make better, more informed, decisions and build a more effective hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Here are a few reasons data replication and synchronization are so important.

Simplifying Data Operations

Within any organization, data exists in a variety of environments—in the case of a hybrid cloud approach, that could be on-premises or in the cloud. By leveraging data replication and synchronization, businesses can effectively integrate vast amounts of fragmented data from a variety of environments into a more cohesive data experience for its users. Data replication and synchronization also plays a role in reducing costs—solutions like Rocket® Data Replicate and Sync allow any changes to data to be fed directly into data lakes and warehouses, streamlining critical processes and enhancing overall analytical capabilities. That data also only needs to be replicated once and can then subsequently be applied to multiple targets. Paired with a robust catalog of codepage translations and data conversions, IT leaders can eliminate the need to spend time on manual coding.

Tapping into Real-time Data

Business decisions need to happen quickly, and they need to be made with the most accurate data available. In a hybrid cloud environment, businesses can take data and leverage it in the setting that it’s best suited to run in. But that data is only valuable if it is up to date and accurate. Adding data replication and synchronization capabilities to the mix helps maximize that value. Incorporating a data replication and data synchronization solution into a hybrid cloud infrastructure makes it easier to maintain access to the latest data sources across highly distributed environments. With data synchronization folded into their hybrid infrastructure, organizations can avoid costly disruptions to core operations.

Make the Most of Both Worlds

Data is the driving force for countless businesses. It’s what they use to set goals, make decisions and plan for the future. To capture the most value from data, those organizations have increasingly shifted IT infrastructure toward a hybrid approach, hoping to tap into the best of both worlds—cloud and on-premises. But realizing that value requires more than just adopting a hybrid cloud model. It also necessitates access to real-time data replication and synchronization. With the right solutions and support from a trusted technology partner, organizations can take their hybrid infrastructure to the next level, leveraging AI, machine learning and data analytics to their fullest potential.

Learn more about how Rocket Software can help fuel your hybrid cloud journey.