Section 5

Step 3—Integrate for flexibility and scalability

When designing your hybrid IT system, consider how to make the cloud and on-premises integration work. Doing so will help you determine how to modernize your infrastructure and design your hybrid IT deployment to save you time and pain later.

Proper integration creates the flexibility to scale and address security and compliance concerns. While you may feel safe using a cloud-based application to manage sales leads, compliance regulations may restrict you from hosting other types of data outside your firewall. With a small on-premises IT presence, you can store that data onsite without concern.