Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployment Models to Support a Cloud Exit Strategy


In business, the term “exit strategy” pops up in conversations frequently – usually in the context of an entrepreneur selling off his company, or a venture capital (VC) investor cashing in his shares. The term is important in cloud computing too. Companies that adopt cloud services cannot count on keeping their resources in the same […]

Hybrid Cloud Adoption: Migration Approaches and Tools


Many organizations have a need to adopt and operate a hybrid cloud environment for various reasons, including leveraging heavy investments in on-premises technologies, unique requirements for data to be closer to other on-premises systems, specific security requirements, low latency requirements, etc. Organizations are also looking for platform destinations to deploy and migrate applications. Adopting and […]

To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid?


Up until recently, hybrid cloud was a pretty hotly debated topic. On second thought, it probably still is, but I believe the argument is now close to being settled. Those who followed cloud developments over the last decade have probably personally witnessed more than one example of “cloud is going to rule the world,” “on-premises […]

HPE’s Evolution to a Hybrid Cloud Environment


By conventional measures, the cloud-first transformation Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) executed would have to be labeled a success. After all, we shrunk our data center footprint from nearly 500 to just four, took $2 billion in costs out of the business, and migrated 90 percent of our apps to a combination of PaaS, SaaS and […]

Why You Need an Enterprise Cloud Managed Service Provider


As enterprises formulate plans for their future IT needs, one trend is clear: cloud will be front and center. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21% in 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017, with the largest chunk of the revenue making its way […]

Hybrid Cloud vs. Multi-cloud: What’s the Difference, and Why Does It Matter?


Although it’s been a long road, enterprise IT is finally achieving at least a general awareness of the benefits of cloud computing. While a picture of cloud is emerging in their thinking and strategic planning, the path between the “here and now” and the rosy cloud future tends to be murky. These companies’ future cloud […]