Hybrid Architectures for Cloud Computing

Archived Published: 28 June 2016 ID: G00297323


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Cloud architects must design for a hybrid world, with applications and data hosted in an interconnected mesh of public cloud services, private clouds and data centers. This research introduces four distinct hybrid architecture models and the considerations for implementing each architecture.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1. Application and Service Placement Framework
    • 2. Technology Silos
    • 3. Integration Between Technology Silos
      • Hybrid Infrastructure
      • Hybrid Orchestration
      • Hybrid Applications
      • Multicloud Management
      • Hybrid IT
    • 4. Map the Journey to Hybrid IT
    • 5. Begin the Transformation
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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