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Will Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Offerings Improve or Impair Enterprise Resilience?

Published: 04 May 2018

ID: G00352521

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , Mark Jaggers

Summary

Hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions, such as Azure Stack and VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services, are being assessed by infrastructure and operations leaders looking to improve the resilience of enterprise workloads. These offerings may use hybrid cloud computing strategies to improve efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Emerging Hybrid Infrastructure Options Present a Challenge to I&O Leaders, Due to Varying Value Propositions and Resilience Characteristics
  • Hybrid Cloud Service Adoption Is Disrupting Enterprise DR Methods, Due to Unsupported Tools and Processes, Driving IT Leaders to Rethink How They Can Achieve Resilience With the Agility and Economic Gains Ascribed to Hybrid IT
  • Nascent Hybrid Cloud Services Do Not Ensure Seamless Bidirectional Application Portability or Failover/Failback Capabilities Between On-Premises and Public Cloud IaaS Deployments, Requiring I&O Leaders to Assess Their Resilience

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