Hybrid cloud has always been an intriguing concept to me but there was always a question of it being realistically applicable in Enterprise. I am happy to say that with Nolio’s Application Release Operations Center, it is not only realistic, it is accompanied by numerous benefits. To back this up, I turned to an article written by Katherine Noyes on Linux.com.
There are also clearly many potential benefits to using a hybrid cloud. Flexibility, portability, choice and the ability to pay only for what you need, for example, are foremost among those benefits, said Michael Hubbard, senior director of VMware’s Accelerate Advisory Services.
So, too, is the ability to “align application SLAs [service-level agreements] to the proper virtual data center, which may or may not sit inside your four walls,” Hubbard explained.
Indeed, “there’s a whole lot of complexity associated with building your own internal private cloud,” noted Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing with cloud computing provider Skytap. “A lot of the technology is still fairly young and evolving quickly.”
As for public clouds, “they’re great for applications where you want people to be able to access it over the internet,” Goodwin added. “But even in multitenant environments, there can be accessibility or security concerns.”
The hybrid cloud, on the other hand, “really gives you the best of both worlds: the elasticity, scalability and agility that the public cloud brings, but also the control, visibility and security that the private cloud offers,” he said.
Hybrid clouds, such as Amazon EC2 and VMware’s vCloud, provide the infrastructure elasticity needed for cost-effective handling of the ebb and flow in demand for applications. It can quickly be scaled up to handle demand spikes or dialed back to save money when demand is low. This is great in theory but it’s not the whole story. True elasticity can only be achieved with the support of effective application release operations.
On August 29th, 2012, Dr. Jacob Ukelson and DevOps Architect Dmitry Raidman will discuss how the right application release operations can enable the application awareness needed for your applications to take advantage of the elasticity of a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Click here to read Katherine Noyes full article ’5 Things to Make the Hybrid Cloud Enterprise-Ready’
Click here to learn more about ‘Enterprise Application Elasticity with Hybrid Clouds and register for the free webinar on August 29th.