A hybrid cloud can cause management complications. Hybrid environments can be unpredictable and unspecifiable because some workloads live in the public cloud, some use on-premises, and some do both. Although the hybrid approach to cloud computing provides scalability and cost-effectiveness, the spread of hardware-based, virtualized and cloud-based workloads makes it hard to get all your workload management information into one interface.
This guide will help data center managers make cloud computing decisions for the enterprise, suss out the costs of a hybrid cloud environment and make smart management tool choices.
1Learn to grow in the cloud-
Cloud computing decisions
With the introduction of a hybrid cloud come more options. Figuring out which hybrid cloud deployment is best for your data center can be stressful, but the right choice will make a big difference.
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2How much does that cost?-
Data center costs in a hybrid cloud model
Data centers rack up major costs; that's no secret. A hybrid cloud might be better for your budget, but that also might mean making sacrifices. Does a hybrid cloud model mean saving more or spending more?
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3Making it all work-
Cloud management choices for the data center
With the hybrid cloud model in the mix, new concerns arise in the world of data center management. New networking opportunities, choosing between IT infrastructure strategies, and syncing up service-level agreements (SLAs) across cloud platforms keep workloads running efficiently.
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4The right tools for the job-
Hybrid cloud management tools
You've implemented hybrid cloud; so, what's next? This section covers the tools that data center managers can consider to optimize productivity. The right tools and platforms can help make hybrid cloud management transparent, eliminating frustration and confusion.
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