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Developing a winning hybrid cloud strategy


This Business Cloud News Whitepaper, in association with HP investigates the factors both driving and inhibiting hybrid cloud deployment, looks at how resources will be managed across platforms and explores the right mix of skills to manage applications, platforms, networks and systems in a hybrid environment.

IBM acquires storage vendor Cleversafe in hybrid cloud play


Enterprise IT giant IBM has announced it will be acquiring object-based storage software and appliances vendor Cleversafe to boost its storage and hybrid cloud offering.

VMware opens up at VMworld San Francisco

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Virtualisation pioneer VMware has unveiled a raft of new services tailored for hybrid cloud services and open systems at its annual VMworld conference in San Francisco.

The Six Myths of Hybrid IT

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A hybrid approach to IT infrastructure enables internal IT groups to support legacy systems with the flexibility to optimise service delivery and performance thru third-party providers. Reconciling resources leads to improved business agility, more rapid delivery of services, exposure to innovative technologies, and increased network availability and business uptime, without having to make the budget case for CAPEX investment. However, despite its many benefits, a blended on-premises and off-premises operating model is fraught with misconceptions and myths — perpetuating a “what-if?” type of mentality that often stalls innovation and business initiatives.

Hybrid cloud issues are cultural first, technical second – Ovum

CIOs are still struggling with their hybrid cloud strategies

This week has seen a number of hybrid cloud deals which would suggest the industry is making significant progress delivering the platforms, services and tools necessary to make hybrid cloud practical. But if anything they also serve as a reminder that IT will forever be multimodal which creates challenges that begin with people, not technology, explains Ovum’s principle analyst of infrastructure solutions Roy Illsley.

Living in a hybrid world: From public to private cloud and back again

Orlando Bayter, chief exec and founder of Ormuco

The view often propagated by IT vendors is that public cloud is already capable of delivering a seamless extension between on-premise private cloud platforms and public, shared infrastructure. But Orlando Bayter, chief executive and founder of Ormuco, says the industry is only at the outset of delivering a deeply interwoven fabric of private and public cloud services.

Is force of habit defining your hybrid cloud destiny?

Experience breeds habit, which isn't necessarily the best thing strategically

I’ve been playing somewhat of a game over recent months. It’s a fun game for all the family and might be called “Guess my job”. It’s simple to play. All you need to do is ask someone the question; “What is a hybrid cloud?” then based upon their answer you make your choice. Having been playing this for a while I’m now pretty good at being able to predict their viewpoint from their job role or vice versa.

Ormuco taps HP Helion for mid-market hybrid cloud offering

Ormuco is partnering with HP on hybrid cloud

Ormuco is partnering with HP to launch a Helion OpenStack-based hybrid cloud solution the company said is designed specifically with workload portability in mind.

Red Bull drinks up hybrid cloud file sharing platform

Red Bull is swapping Box for Egnyte

The North American division of energy drink giant Red Bull has rolled out Egnyte’s hybrid cloud file sharing and collaboration service, replacing its cloud-based incumbent solution Box.

This is a cloud’s world, report suggests

Cloud is on the rise, with OpenStack and Docker among other cloudy technologies making headway in the enterprise

A recently published survey of over 900 IT pros suggests enterprise adoption of public and private cloud-based services is rapidly maturing, with more than nine in ten either running or experimenting with infrastructure as a service offerings. With over half of enterprises reporting that their on premise or collocated applications are built in cloud-friendly architectures, that number is set to grow – which has implications for central IT stakeholders.