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When Hybrid Cloud Becomes Hybrid Fog By @CWvanOrman | @CloudExpo #Cloud
Hybrid cloud offer tremendous opportunities for companies to cost-effectively achieve the performance-at-scale
Mar. 4, 2016 01:00 PM
Hybrid cloud is an appealing infrastructure model. With hybrid cloud, you can keep hosting applications and data on your own premises where necessary, while taking advantage of cloud economics and elasticity as appropriate.
Unfortunately, IT organizations are often unprepared to manage application infrastructure that spans the on-premise data center and multiple clouds. The result: they achieve vastly superior infrastructure economics - but still can't consistently ensure a great customer experience.
Forecast: Low Visibility
Most of that visibility disappears when you run applications in the cloud. Sure, cloud providers give you some metrics around compute, storage, network, and middleware. Their native tools, however, don't give you nearly as much infrastructure intelligence as you've become accustomed to with on-premise IT.
Some cloud advocates gloss over this loss of infrastructure visibility. They argue that the cloud has virtually unlimited capacity - so if you run into an I/O problem, you can always just spin up more VMs.
They also make light of the infrastructure visibility issue by pointing out that enterprise IT hasn't always done a great job of safeguarding application performance even when it has had rich infrastructure metrics.
There's some truth to these assertions. But inadequate visibility into cloud infrastructure is still a problem. Here's why:
The benefits of hybrid cloud can't be bought at the price of lost visibility. To win in the application economy, you need adaptive infrastructure and full visibility into that infrastructure.
Unified Management for Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud offer tremendous opportunities for companies to cost-effectively achieve the performance-at-scale required for success in the application economy. If you can't keep a watchful eye on your cloud, though, you'll spend more and get less. That's why unified management of hybrid cloud is a must-have.
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