When a hybrid cloud is created, the objective is to craft a solution that appears
and functions seamlessly for the user, performs flawlessly, and secures the entire system
from malicious and erroneous activities. To make all this happen, some IT fundamentals must
be painstakingly planned and managed. Part 3 of this series peeks under the hood to see what
it takes to make the hybrid powerhouse a reality.
Services in the cloud are increasing rapidly. As more and more cloud computing projects
are implemented, the ever-expanding collection of cloud tools and services required to
manage an enterprise seems to be growing exponentially. The implementation of a federated
cloud with an appropriate command and control regimen is the key to managing this growth. Part 2 of this series describes the hybrid cloud in more detail as well as the federated cloud,
which is the epitome of the hybrid cloud formation.
Agility, scalability, and profitability are driving enterprises toward cloud
computing. This is a response to the ever-changing economic, financial, and technical
developments confronting business entities today. These changes demand new ways of
thinking, working, and doing business. The development of the hybrid cloud is based in
this new reality. Part 1 of this two-part series looks at the hybrid cloud, the services it
makes available, and the new business paradigm it has engendered.