Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud
Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives
Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services
Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose
Open the book and find:
Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models
The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
Security and governance in a hybrid model
The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
Protect customer data with sound security practices
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