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Essentials for a good hybrid cloud

DP van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific | Jan. 8, 2015
If done right, a hybrid cloud can deliver strategic advantages to the business by redirecting resources from lights-on to innovation.

These were noted as priorities in an IDG survey, which also found the ability to deploy and manage applications a necessity, as well as easy integration with tools and software.

The key to effectively managing these environments could lie within an open approach, one where multiple vendors are utilised. Single vendor strategies could face a higher risk of failure, given the reliance on one set of services.

Enterprises that prioritise security, support and performance will likely continue to adopt hybrid cloud approaches over the next few years, as opposed to the more traditional public and private approaches.

Hybrid implementations certainly yield a significant number of benefits for organisations willing to adopt the approach.

 

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