The search for maximum flexibility, cost control and security substantially influences the cloud market, shaping constantly evolving solutions and proposals.
The future of IT is made up of hybrid environments - diverse and intercommunicating combinations of public and private clouds - and multi-clouds, environments orchestrated with one another, provided by different providers and used for diversified purposes.
Which solution to choose? There is no right or wrong approach. It depends on the IT needs of each individual organization. And the capacity for integration of those who, like AlmavivA, know how to design distribution models that favor any application scenario and construct end-to-end services tailored to the needs of the customer.
The first to experience the hybrid multi-cloud model was the former Lombardia Informatica, now Aria spa: the technological arm of the Lombardy region chose a temporary joint venture led by AlmavivA to store its data, especially the regional health care system data, on various clouds in order to prevent the operating systems from locking up. Instead of relying on a single supplier, through AlmavivA, the Lombardy region customer will rely on the services of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Virtustream.
The tender is expected to be a pilot on the national level in line with the national plan launched by the Agency for a Digital Italy, which anticipates the creation of strategic hubs where public administration data can be centralized, in order to “switch off” the more than 20 thousand cells of ministries, municipalities and universities, managing everything on the Cloud with the best cybersecurity procedures and data and application recovery procedures, as well as data recovery in the event of an infrastructure collapse.
The solution Aria selected allows all the different and numerous cloud providers to be used through the contacts of the JV – in addition to lead partner AlmavivA, Lutech and Reply – without abandoning the government center and data control, planning and rendering of the services, but rather reinforcing them through a HUB that remains public property.
Aria therefore takes on the role of orchestrator in the name and on behalf of the regional and local public administration in a project where the national assets remain firmly in the hands of the public while taking advantage of the best market opportunities.