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.
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