VIDEO – Hybrid Cloud Architecture: Intro

By: Sai Vennam

Introducing the hybrid cloud architecture video series

Hey everyone, I’m excited to be back with another lightboarding video—the introduction to a three-part lightboarding video series that’s going to delve into the world of hybrid cloud architecture. In this Intro video, I lay out the three major hybrid cloud architecture issues that we’re going to cover in this series:

Part 1: Connectivity—How do we securely connect between all the environments in our hybrid cloud architecture? (View video here.)

Part 2: Modernization—What are key strategies to modernize legacy applications by utilizing hybrid cloud capabilities? (View video here.)

Part 3: Security—What are the right solutions to ensure that you can take advantage of your existing on-prem assets (and the security and the ease of use that you have there) while securely moving some of your assets to a public or private cloud? (Video coming soon.)

To learn more about the basics of hybrid cloud, please check out another introductory video I did: “Hybrid Cloud Explained.” That video will explain the core aspects of a hybrid cloud and the migration of legacy applications, and this series will take a deeper dive into the elements that make hybrid cloud environments work.

Learn more about hybrid cloud

If you’re interested in learning more about hybrid cloud, its capabilities, and how it fits in with public cloud and private cloud, please check out the resources below.

Video Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Sai Vennam, and I’m a developer advocate with IBM. Today, I’m excited to introduce a three-part video series on hybrid cloud architectures. 

Hybrid cloud is a concept that’s been around for quite some time, but we’re finding that it’s becoming increasingly used to architect and modernize existing or legacy applications. 

According to research, we found that 75% of non-cloud applications will be moving to the cloud in the next three years. This goes to say that if you’re not already thinking about your hybrid cloud strategy, you may be falling behind. 

Part 1: Connectivity

If you want to learn more about the basics of hybrid cloud, check out my “Hybrid Cloud Explained” video where I cover the basic concepts of all hybrid cloud architectures. 

In this three-part series, I want to dive deeper and hit on key concepts that make up a hybrid cloud architecture. And to do that, we’re going to start with Part 1 of this video series, which is going to be Connect

Part 1: Connectivity

Connectivity and interoperability are core concepts of hybrid cloud architectures. You can imagine that you have existing applications that may be running on-prem, working with, maybe, a private cloud. And you can also imagine you’d be taking advantage of public cloud as well. And, you have services that are running across all of these environments—we need a way to securely connect them to one another. 

Connectivity and interoperability

So, taking advantage of open source solutions that we have—things like Linux-based containers, Kubernetes, Istio, as well as multi-cluster management tools, message queues, brokers—you know, the list is endless but there’s a lot of solutions out there that when used properly, help you hit that connectivity that you need with hybrid cloud architectures. 

Part 2: Modernization

In Part 2, we want to talk about Modernization. So, we’ll be switching gears a little bit here. You can imagine that with existing applications that you may have—you may have a monolithic application that you want to break apart and move to a public cloud, and that might allow you to take better advantage of scaling that public environments offer. 

Part 2: Modernization

That’s a very simple use case, and one of many when it comes to modernizing your applications. In Part 2, I’m going to hit on strategies to modernize those legacy applications to the core part of hybrid cloud architectures. 

Part 3: Security

In Part 3, we want to talk about Security. We’re finding that every year, you’re hearing about a different data breach, and we’re hearing about privacy regulations that are becoming increasingly more strict being imposed on companies. 

Part 3: Security

The fact is that moving to hybrid cloud might scare some folks, but we have the right solutions to ensure that you can take advantage of your existing on-prem assets—the security and the ease of use that you have there—while securely moving some of your assets to a public or even a private cloud. This allows you to kind of have the comfort of taking advantage of all the resources you have a public cloud while still maintaining the security that’s required of your architectures. 

hybrid cloud

I believe that this three-part series is going to help tackle the three major issues that you may have when architecting your hybrid cloud applications. 

As always, we are always checking for your comments and your feedback, and if you have any other topics that you like us to cover in lightboarding videos, please let us know below. Be sure to subscribe, and stay tuned for future videos in this series.

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