As IT pros aim to make the most efficient use of their budgets, there is a rapidly increasing range of infrastructure options at their disposal.
While public cloud services in particular have exploded in popularity, especially for organizations without the resources to operate their own data centers, a “one-size-fits-all” myth has also emerged, suggesting that this is the most efficient and cost-effective option for all scenarios.
In reality, the public cloud may be the sexy new sports car — coveted for its horsepower and handling — but sometimes a hybrid model can be the more sensible approach, burning less gas and still getting you where you need to go.
It all depends on what kind of trip you’re taking. Or, put in data center terminology, the most effective approach depends on the type of application or workload and is often a combination of infrastructure services — ranging from public, private and “bare-metal” cloud to colocation and managed hosting, as well as in-house IT resources.
In our new ebook “Looking for More IT Efficiency? Take a Drive with a Hybrid,” we examine why it will be critical for organizations to go beyond the industry’s cloud hype and instead build flexible, centrally managed architectures that take a workload-centric approach. The ebook includes chapters on:
• Debunking the fuel economy myth
• Combining the handling of cloud with the safety of a hybrid
• Joining the “cloudy colo” carpool
• Driving toward flexibility