Hybrid cloud can help enterprises enhance agility, optimize cost, and increase innovation – if done right. VMware shares some pointers.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

May 18, 2017

1 Min Read
VMware: How to Get the Most From Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud promises to marry the benefits of public cloud and on-premises infrastructure.

On-premises infrastructure gives enterprises greater control over their data, applications and connectivity, and is necessary for some regulatory compliance -- for example, European data sovereignty regulations requiring customer data be stored in its country of origin.

Public cloud, meanwhile, provides flexibility, reduced cost, increased security and lets enterprises outsource the hassle of running IT infrastructure.

Hybrid cloud provides the best of both: Run workloads on premises, on hosted private cloud, or in the public cloud -- wherever it makes the most sense. Get the control of on-premises infrastructure and the flexibility and reduced cost of public cloud.

At least, that's the theory. It works if you do it right. Do it wrong and you get the worst of both worlds.

VMware Inc. has good advice on making the most of your hybrid cloud deployment in this handy infographic:

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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