Gartner Research

Hybrid IaaS

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234845

Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf


Many IT organizations are looking to connect infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments to leverage the security and familiarity of internal deployments with the scalability and elasticity of external deployments. To meet this need, many independent software and hardware vendors are proposing solutions for bridging the hybrid-cloud gap that exists among IaaS clouds. In this Reference Architecture template, Gartner describes the components of a hybrid IaaS cloud solution and presents organizations with options for solving their unique business problems across IaaS cloud services.

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Template Applicability

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Template Description

  • Hybrid IaaS Components
    • Internal Cloud
    • External Cloud
    • Orchestrator
    • External Cloud Connector
    • Cloud Services Broker
  • Hybrid IaaS Connection Scenarios
    • Direct Cloud Connection
    • ECC Bridge
    • ECC Gateway
    • Cloud Services Broker
  • Summary

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