Why hybrid cloud?

February 5, 2013 by Diana Nolting


Regardless of where you begin your cloud journey, there will come a time when you ask the question, “Why hybrid cloud?” 

Maybe you have a few apps in the public cloud.  Maybe you have a private cloud in your internal IT infrastructure.  Maybe you’re on the virtualization path to cloud and looking to map out your course. 

Hybrid cloud is they key to maximizing agility, efficiency and economics in your cloud strategy, so regardless of what point you start your cloud journey, sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself if and how hybrid cloud can help take you to the next level.

Recently Bluelock Solutions Architect Jake Robinson co-hosted a webinar with eMeter (a Siemens company) Senior Systems Engineer Bryan Bond exploring the use-cases and success stories with hybrid cloud.

“Does Hybrid Cloud Work?” details the business case behind hybrid, the approaches users get to cloud with and horizontal and vertical hybrid cloud architectures to consider.

Each of the webinar’s five success stories highlights a different benefit to using hybrid cloud.  You will hear about F5’s DevCentral’s journey to the cloud, a consumer electronics manufacturer’s management strategy for dealing with multiple clouds in hybrid and a Fortune 500 retail grocery chain’s strategy using hybrid cloud to “buy some more time” to build their private cloud. Success story number four details how a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company used hybrid cloud to lower their risk.

And, finally, eMeter’s Bryan Bond will give you the most in-depth hybrid cloud success story by detailing how they were able to improve user experience, performance and increase flexibility for the development team and training courses. 

“The flexibility is huge,” Byran says during the webinar.  “For somebody to be able to come to me or someone else in our environment and say, 'We need XYZ, and we need to deploy it very quickly… ' We can do that long before we even begin to figure out what hardware might be required for long-term storage requirements, network requirements.” 

“Having that flexibility of deploying out and deploy quickly, and then being able to adjust that as you go has been a great boon for us. It's really taken our time to deployment down quite significantly,” Bond continued.

Find out how these use cases can set your team on the path to cloud success.

Watch the webcast here.

View the slides here.