How to Make Hybrid Cloud Real for the Enterprise

Cloud computing has rapidly evolved from fear to experimentation to today’s realization that the future is all about hybrid cloud. Having portable workloads that may exist across a federation on traditional on-premise, private and public clouds, though, is a daunting task. Determining these best execution venues will depend on a variety of criteria that include price, performance, security, geography, regulatory compliance or certification levels.

Despite these obstacles, hybrid clouds will forever be a core part of corporate strategy. According to Gigaom Research and North Bridge Venture Partners “Future of Cloud Computing” Survey, 76% of the IT decision makers indicate that hybrid clouds will be the core cloud strategy.

As companies begin down the path of the hybrid cloud world, corporate IT is realizing that managing a world made up of a federation of clouds, applications and users, migration is only one aspect of the challenge. Companies are desperately looking for a way to leverage this new elastic world coupled with corporate values and processes such as governance, runtime management and integration with existing tools and process.

The hybrid cloud phenomenon is driving the need for hybrid cloud management platforms that provide a logical and sequential set of capabilities in a single environment that supports application integration, workload migration and movement, benchmarking and info by workload that facilitate informed decision making on which workloads should be sent to which clouds, along with the ability for IT administrators to have policy-based governance measures to selectively and securely enable, monitor and support specific user activities related to specific application and cloud access.

In this webinar, an expert panel will examine the key ingredients needed to build, manage, control an enterprise-class hybrid cloud. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor CliQr for “How to Make Hybrid Cloud Real for the Enterprise” a free analyst webinar on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT.

Questions to address

  • What is driving hybrid cloud?
  • What are the unique challenges associated with hybrid cloud management, visibility and control?
  • What are the current trends in hybrid cloud governance?
  • What are the business benefits of hybrid cloud management, visibility and control to incorporate IT as well as end users?
  • Highlight a couple of case studies that exemplify best practices in hybrid cloud management?

Target Audience

  • CIOs and CXOs
  • IT infrastructure architects
  • IT Decision makers