Is a hybrid cloud strategy that includes public and private cloud still viable? Nay, says AWS senior vice president Andrew Jassy, who touts an all-public -- namely, all-AWS -- cloud. Yet, nearly half of large enterprises will have deployed a hybrid cloud by the end of 2017, according to Gartner Inc. In this guide, we look at the pros, cons, types and benefits of hybrid cloud approaches. Also, experts offer commentary and best practice advice on how global reach, security, compliance, reliability and other issues impact businesses' cloud decisions. We'll also present views on products and services that support hybrid cloud implementations.
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Understanding AWS hybrid cloud computing
Learn about the orientation of hybrid cloud computing and the future intentions of hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud has changed immensely in the past decade and at 2013's AWS Summit, predictions were made for future endeavors. Find the latest news on products, services and how enterprises are using hybrid cloud computing to their advantage.
VMware's vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service will go up against Amazon Web Services for enterprise IaaS later this year. Continue Reading
NetApp Private Storage for AWS connects NetApp private storage systems hosted in Equinix data centers to AWS. Continue Reading
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Comparing private and public cloud
What are the differences between public and private cloud? Which makes more sense for your enterprise? Find the answers to these questions and more on this debate in this section.
IT experts advise on which application support works best within various infrastructures in public and private cloud. Continue Reading
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Building a hybrid cloud
What are the fundamentals of hybrid cloud computing? Here's where to begin and how best to overcome management challenges. Find tips and expert advice from users in the IT enterprise who use hybrid cloud computing.
A hybrid cloud strategy begins at one of two starting points: public or private cloud. Continue Reading
To create an efficient hybrid cloud, IT pros must mix and match the best public and private clouds. Continue Reading
Learn about three important factors in hybrid cloud, security, connectivity and portability. Continue Reading
Hybrid clouds bring familiar management challenges as well as their own issues. Learn how to overcome them. Continue Reading
Enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud to cut costs and implement governance. Continue Reading
Hybrid cloud terms
Need a refresher on cloud computing terms? Find definitions for hybrid cloud computing related terms in this section.