Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?

By | June 22, 2014

IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. I analyze what 383 survey responses from IT pros in this report.

Hybrid cloud has been a headliner topic at almost every major IT event this year, whether it’s Microsoft beefing up Azure at TechEd, EMC and VMware making hybrid products and a joint reference design a centerpiece of keynotes at EMC World, or IBM announcing OpenStack hybrid support for Cloud Manager.

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To listen to these vendors, hybrid cloud is the new de facto standard data center architecture, and anyone not shuttling workloads back and forth is falling behind. But what do IT leaders making those data center decisions think? And are they right? This report is my analysis of hybrid cloud usage and how best to incorporate a public/private cloud architecture into enterprise IT infrastructure.