Our new whitepaper discusses the state of DevOps and hybrid cloud computing, as well as the business and technical advantages of combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architecture.

The right cloud provider will enable enterprises to move workloads to a secure hybrid cloud, thereby creating a seamless and secure extension to existing internal IT infrastructure, resources, and processes.

From the paper:

Automation is the key to accelerating software development and deployment. Provisioning a server in three weeks is no longer acceptable—organizations should be thinking about how to provision a server in about three minutes.

A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment where an organization integrates its private cloud environment with the scalability and flexibility of a public cloud environment. Hybrid cloud architecture allows the enterprise to accelerate DevOps by breaking down organizational barriers and eliminating silos. Software development and testing can be performed in a production-like environment, and applications can be deployed and scaled in hours instead of weeks.

Hybrid cloud allows the enterprise to take advantage of the scalability and cost-efficiency of public cloud computing without exposing mission-critical applications and data to third-party vulnerabilities. The enterprise provisions compute, storage, and networking resources delivered as a service, with self-service access via web interfaces and APIs. Hybrid cloud enables the enterprise to provision—and release—resources in minutes, and benefit from a pay-for-usage model that accelerates software development by allowing developers, testers, and operations personnel to gain quick access to the resources they need to perform their jobs.

Download the full whitepaper: Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud