Posted by: TheTechster
Welcome to Hybrid Cloud Trender, The Techster’s new blog on all things hybrid cloud. Why hybrid cloud and why now?
- Hybrid cloud is gaining traction: Do a quick Google search and you can see for yourself. Just a few days ago, Forbes posted an article extolling the virtues of hybrid cloud, describing it as a technology that is “real and live and attracting millions in venture capital funding and being used by thousands of companies right now.” A few weeks ago Gartner issued a report stating that 50% of large enterprises will be using hybrid clouds by the end of 2017. IDC research has shown that 22% of cloud users are already using hybrid clouds.
- Hybrid cloud is important: There’s a reason hybrid cloud is hot: Done right, hybrid cloud is a true enabler of next-generation business agility. With the right solution in place, enterprises can orchestrate applications, business services and compute resources across private and public clouds, ensuring that the organization can optimize and maximize costs, reliability, performance and management frameworks. Hybrid cloud offers the ability to mix and match deployment environments based on specific parameters for performance, security, compliance, speed to market, as well as scale-out and/or scale-up requirements. Hybrid cloud deployments should facilitate the ability of business decision-makers to deploy IT services to drive business opportunities.
- Hybrid cloud can be complicated: There are a lot of ways to get to hybrid cloud and, unfortunately, that means there are a lot of wrong ways to get to the hybrid cloud. As noted by IDC, there’s a lot more to hybrid cloud than just the interconnection and movement of workloads. Hybrid clouds must support existing applications, they must support centralized governance and they must tightly link the enterprise data center with the resources available through public cloud services. Onsite and in-the-cloud systems must be orchestrated to work together as a single system.
Our goal with Hybrid Cloud Trender is to separate the hype from the reality and talk about what it really takes to deploy a hybrid cloud solution. We will look at which applications and environments can reap the most benefits; profile successful use cases; examine market trends, and talk about various technology approaches. The Techster, as always, is here to shed a little light. Stay tuned for our next post and, please, let us know what you think about hybrid clouds.