Examine Your GoalsThe "why" is a very important first step. Examine your motivations for moving to a hybrid cloud computing model. What are you getting out of it? Cost benefits? Compliance needs? Performance improvements?
As more businesses look to move IT operations to the cloud, many of them are weighing the benefits of moving just some functions while keeping others in house. The approach provides companies with control over mission critical functions and legacy operations while moving more portable applications to a cloud model. That's why many companies are considering building a hybrid cloud computing strategy to meet their needs with a mix of public cloud and private cloud platforms. But having a mix of public cloud and private cloud platforms and applications potentially has its own pitfalls. Intel (www.intel.com) and Univa UD (www.univaud.com) have devised a list of best practices when developing a hybrid cloud computing architecture. Here's a look at what companies should consider.
This article was originally published on 2010-08-30
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