Hybrid Cloud

Degrees of Hybrid Cloud Computing

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Michael Vizard.

Although there is a lot of debate about the merits of hybrid cloud computing, there does seem to be a building consensus that says a hybrid cloud will be necessary to one degree or another either as the dominant form of cloud computing or as some transitory state of enterprise IT on the way to cloud computing nirvana.

If you accept that premise, then the next logical concern becomes how quickly can your organization set up a hybrid cloud environment? As any IT executive will tell you, replicating all the application and network settings in the enterprise on a third-party cloud computing service is not especially easy.

VMware debuts connector for hybrid clouds

Grazed from Government Computer News.  Author: Jeffrey Schwartz.

VMware this week introduced software that ties internal vSphere virtual machines to service providers' cloud platforms, a move the company described as key to bridging public and private clouds based on its virtual machines.

The company's vCloud Connector, announced at last Fall's VMworld 2010 conference, will ship by the end of March. It is a free plugin to vSphere 4.0 that will let administrators deploy VMs running in the data center to a service provider running VMware's vCloud platform.

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Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

EMC wants in on hybrid cloud

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Liau Yun Qing.

Speaking with Asia-Pacific reporters at a briefing here Tuesday, Steve Leonard, president of Asia-Pacific and Japan at EMC, said the convergence of private and public cloud is fast becoming a reality.

A Rocky Road to the Hybrid Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

The popular consensus is that 2011 will be the year of the cloud. Well, not quite. More likely, it will be the year of the hybrid cloud.

Despite what appears to be a mad rush to push infrastructure concerns to someone else, the fact is that most enterprises will be content to test the cloud waters over the next few years. The best way to do that is to integrate local resources with those available on the cloud. In that way, you retain control over data and applications while scaling resources up when the need arises.

BMC targets hybrid cloud environments for growth

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Kevin Kwang.

Robert Beauchamp told ZDNet Asia in an interview that the company is focused on providing its customers with "dynamic, integrated business service management" tools to better handle the complexities of straddling between private and public cloud networks. The executive was in town recently for a short stopover to meet up with local business partners.

Infrastructure, Data Integrations Huge for Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Loraine Lawson.

Right now, there's a lot of focus on the public cloud versus private clouds, but there's a good chance that long term, organizations will want to embrace both. And why not? There are some things you want to keep in-house, but certainly being able to acquire a bit of extra boost from a public cloud would be a nice cost-cutting feature.


Admittedly, this is a model few are capable of considering at this point. But it's worth remembering, whether you're trying public or private, that at some point, you may want to have both.

A way out of the private cloud dead end

Grazed from InfoWorld.  Author:  David Linthicum.

A trend circulating among both the cloud computing upstarts and their corporate equivalents is the ability to offer a private cloud infrastructure with a clear and easy glide path to public clouds. We'll see a few of these at VMworld this week, including one from EMC VMware itself...

The Transition from Private to Hybrid Clouds

Grazed from Cloud Storage Strategy.  Author: Steve Lesem.

We discussed the advent of hybrid cloud in our earlier post on a maturity model for cloud storage. While it is important that technology providers are beginning to grapple with the requirements to move seamlessly from a private cloud to a public cloud, the assumption here is that the workload owner is willing to utilize a public cloud multi-tenant solution for their workload.  I'm not sure we're there yet...