hybrid clouds

Why hybrid cloud is the way forward for IT leaders - and how to get there

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Sean McAvan.

As cloud continues to be mainstream, the question amongst progressive IT departments when rolling out new applications is shifting from “why cloud?” to “which cloud?” Currently, the public cloud is dwarfed by private and on-premise solutions, with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stating that the latter represents over 90 per cent of the total business. Furthermore, Gartner has estimated that by 2020, on-premise cloud will account for 70 per cent of the total market.

There are many good reasons for organisations still opting to host their applications on hardware owned and managed in-house. Most organisations still have large investments in technology, people, and processes that cannot simply be written-off; certain workloads still do not suit virtualised or multi-tenanted platforms; renting resources is not always cheaper or better than owning them; and there are valid security and compliance reasons for keeping certain data on premise...

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Public cloud juggernaut AWS inches toward hybrid clouds

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

In its effort to appeal to a broader swath of large enterprise IT environments, Amazon Web Services is making moves to extend the reach of its public cloud into existing on-premises data centers. The latest example: AWS CodeDeploy now allows customers to launch code they store in AWS’s cloud on servers behind a company’s firewall. Previously, CodeDeploy would only run code on AWS servers.

CodeDeploy is a new service AWS announced at its re:Invent conference last year that allows application developers to centrally control and track code for new apps that they’ve built and control where it runs. It’s built on the same system that AWS uses internally to build new services...

Global Organizations Want SDN, Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Survey Shows

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Dan Kobialka.

Security remains paramount for global organizations interested in cloud computing, according to a new Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) survey. The ODCA's fourth-annual member survey revealed that security was the top cloud adoption concern among global organizations. The survey also showed that more than 80 percent of respondents said they are using or plan to use hybrid cloud solutions at some point in the future.

Other survey results included:

  • For the past three years, the number of organizations with less than 20 percent of their operations in a public cloud ranged from 79 percent to 88 percent.
  • Over the past three years, there has been significant growth in private cloud implementations, with the greatest growth in organizations that have more than half of their services in private clouds...

Hybrid Cloud Technology Is Focus of IBM Confab

Grazed from CIOToday.  Author: Dan Heilman.

As it gets under way at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, IBM’s InterConnect 2015 corporate convention will touch on cloud, mobile, DevOps, security, asset management, Internet of Things, application integration, and smarter processes. But a main area of focus is expected to be hybrid cloud technology, which gives IBM’s individual businesses a chance to discuss and demonstrate how they can better leverage each other’s technologies and capabilities. The convention runs through Thursday.

Many of the new services and software that IBM is unveiling at the Interconnect conference are designed to ease the work involved with linking the public cloud to internal operations. For instance, the company will release software to run IBM’s BlueMix platform services from within an organization’s own data centers...

RightScale: Do Enterprises Want Private, Public or Hybrid Clouds?

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Dan Kobialka.

Hybrid cloud is becoming more popular among enterprises, which is reflected in new data from RightScale. RightScale's "2015 State of the Cloud Report" showed that many enterprises are focused on implementing a hybrid cloud strategy that encompasses public and private clouds along with existing virtualized environments.

Additionally, RightScale researchers found that enterprise central IT teams are now making the majority of cloud spending decisions in organizations worldwide. "As enterprise IT has become more open to public cloud and more comfortable with cloud security, it is now in a strong position to broker cloud services to internal customers and drive cloud adoption forward," RightScale CEO Michael Crandell said in a prepared statement...

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Hybrid clouds a key step in the evolution of the cloud

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Although cloud computing has gained an enormous following, it still garners only a small fraction of IT spending. To increase cloud usage, cloud computing has to drive changes in how companies build and use applications. Those changes will focus on the intersection between cloud components and legacy applications -- the hybrid cloud.

The most important trends in hybrid clouds are the evolution from compartments to components, the emergence of "migratory processing" and the movement toward event-based applications. Nearly all the early cloud applications that enterprises adopted were forms of hosted server consolidation. These applications were logical starting points because they used hardware and support resources very inefficiently, and they were largely independent within the businesses' overall IT processes...

Key Considerations While Migrating to a Hybrid Cloud

Grazed from PCQuest. Author: Abhay Y. Ghate.

With increasing business complexities, hybrid cloud computing has gained huge popularity these days. It is a model of IT management, wherein a user decides to manage some of their critical information resources in-house and host others on the cloud. Following are some of the scenarios wherein businesses may opt for a hybrid cloud solution:

• Data is extremely sensitive and the management cannot risk hosting it on public infrastructure, but at the same time, wants to leverage scalability in the cloud
• The business is not confident of entrusting data to a third party, especially when it does not know where on the cloud the data is hosted
• Local and national laws prohibit data from leaving the country the company is domiciled in...

HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Charles Babcock.

HP announced Friday that its CloudSystem 8 is generally available. It's a converged system, with hardware and nearby storage in the rack, virtualized and ready to go for either private cloud operations or general purpose, virtualized infrastructure. Margaret Dawson, HP cloud evangelist and VP of product marketing, talked about HP's position in the cloud -- and CloudSystem 8 in particular -- in an interview Thursday at Interop (run by UBM Tech, InformationWeek's parent company).

CloudSystem 8, she said, is based on HP Converged System 700 or 700X racks of server blades, disks, and switches. It's HP's way of bringing the right combination of infrastructure elements together to support large-scale VMware virtualization in the enterprise. "HP has consolidated its position as a leader in private cloud computing," said Dawson, citing a recent Forrester Research report...

ProKarma Partners With Scalr to Offer Cloud Management for Enterprise Private and Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

ProKarma, a global IT solutions company, today announced a partnership with Scalr, providers of the leading open-source enterprise cloud management platform, to deliver private and hybrid cloud management to its cloud computing customers. Scalr's open source Cloud Management Platform(CMP), offered as either a hosted or on premises solution, provides a single pane of glass management portal that enables both an enterprise's IT operations staff and developers to provision and manage application environments across the most popular clouds, including Amazon EC2, Google CE, OpenStack and CloudStack.

"We are pleased that ProKarma has added Scalr's Cloud Management Platform (CMP) to their enterprise cloud computing solutions," said Sebastian Stadil, chief executive officer, Scalr. "Together we can provide ProKarma customers with private and public/private hybrid cloud solutions that deliver the flexible infrastructure and platform capabilities they require."...

Identifying Roadblocks in Embracing Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from PCQuest. Author: Dhanya Thakkar.

Cloud computing, the long-debated dream of computing as a utility has the ability to transform a large part of the IT industry; making software even more interesting as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. Developers with pioneering ideas for new internet services no longer require large capital expense in hardware to position their service or the human expense to operate it.

Cloud adoption is finally becoming mainstream. Over the past few months, the nature of the discussions has been shifting from theoretical, to architectural, and now to every operational challenge. The economic benefits offered by public clouds are attractive enough for many organizations to push some of their non-critical workloads to such services while also using private clouds for their mission critical needs...