From O'Reilly Media, courtesy of IBM

Cloud Without Compromise: Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise

Cloud as a single-vendor, one-stop destination is fiction. Today's organizations need a mosaic of capabilities across vendors—a hybrid multicloud model that delivers cloud's value at destinations you choose.

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Who this book is for

This practical guide provides business leaders and C-level executives with guidance and insights across a wide range of cloud-related topics including distributed cloud, microservices, and other open source solutions to strengthen your operations. You’ll learn best practices derived from real-world experiences — practices that will help you design a comprehensive hybrid cloud transformation strategy for your organization. You will:

  • Learn cloud fundamentals and patterns, including basic concepts and history
  • Get a framework for cloud acumen phases to value-plot your cloud future
  • Know which questions to ask a cloud provider before you sign
  • Discover how to avoid potential pitfalls in every phase of the process, from estimating the true cost of a cloud solution to adopting open source the right way

Lead authors

Paul Zikopoulos

Paul Zikopoulos is an award-winning professional speaker and writer on the topics of AI, analytics and cloud

Christopher Bienko

Christopher Bienko is a principal in the IBM Worldwide Technology Sales organization

Contributing authors

Chris Backer

Chris Backer is a 21-year IT veteran helping clients with automation, analytics and cloud technology

Chris Konarski is a thought leader with 20+ years of experience in technology

Sai Vennam

Sai Vennam is a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services

Additional resources

IBM Cloud for Financial Services

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IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers

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Red Hat OpenShift

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