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Solution Path: Implementing a Hybrid Strategy for Cloud Integration

Published: 22 October 2014

ID: G00270696

Analyst(s): Gary Olliffe


Cloud integration strategies must be hybrid in nature, linking solutions and architectures for application, data, identity and infrastructure integration. Architects across these disciplines need a coordinated strategy that must address competing needs for rapid delivery and long-term modernization.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • 1: Adopt a Hybrid Strategy for Cloud Integration
    • 1.1: Develop a Cloud Skills-Base and Resourcing Strategy
  • 2: Address Application Integration
    • 2.1: Adopt Service Orientation
    • 2.2: Select a Cloud Application Integration Architecture
  • 3: Address Data Integration
    • 3.1: Review the Role of Data in Your Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem
    • 3.2: Assess Data Integration Patterns
    • 3.3: Select Data Integration Platforms
  • 4: Address Identity and Access Management Integration
    • 4.1: Integrate Authentication
    • 4.2: Integrate IAM for Authorization and APIs
  • 5: Address Infrastructure Integration
    • 5.1: Hybrid Cloud Management Integration
    • 5.2: Deploy a Hybrid Cloud Network
    • 5.3: Integrate Cloud and On-premises Storage
  • 6: Monitor the Market and Review Your Needs on a Regular Basis

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