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PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HYBRID CLOUD COMPUTING

Practical Guide to Hybrid Cloud Computing

The Practical Guide to Hybrid Cloud Computing was written to help enterprise information technology (IT) managers, business decision makers, application architects and application developers understand the hybrid cloud computing deployment model and how it can be used to solve business challenges rapidly and cost effectively.

Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables cloud service customers to address business needs by leveraging the wide ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers – in particular, the low cost and leading-edge functionality available – and at the same time using private cloud deployment for more sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments.

The first part of the guide defines hybrid cloud computing, explains why this deployment model is essential for addressing business requirements and outlines the key considerations that customers must take into account as they start their transition. The perspective of different customer roles (business, design, developer and operations) are also taken into account since their requirements and corresponding considerations vary significantly.

The “Prescriptive guidance for successful implementation of Hybrid Cloud” section is the heart of the guide. It details both strategic and tactical activities for decision makers implementing hybrid cloud solutions. It covers all the essential technical considerations for hybrid cloud deployment including integration, connectivity, governance, management, security and privacy. It provides specific guidance and best practices for decision makers in each of these areas.

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