8 Best Practices For Coping With Hybrid Clouds

The right tools and procedures can help limit complexity while maximizing the benefits of hybrid cloud.

Cynthia Harvey

May 25, 2016

9 Slides

Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming the default for enterprise IT infrastructure. According to RightScale's 2016 State of the Cloud Report, 71% of enterprises have hybrid cloud environments today (an increase from 58% in 2015), and 82% have a hybrid cloud strategy.

But hybrid environments that rely on a mix of public and private clouds present a number of challenges. By their very nature, these setups are extremely complex, and many organizations struggle to integrate their legacy infrastructure, tools and procedures with the new cloud environment. In the RightScale survey, respondents cited a lack of resources/expertise (32%), security (29%), compliance (26%), managing multiple cloud services (26%), managing costs (26%) and the complexity of building a private cloud (23%) as their biggest challenges with the hybrid cloud.

What can organizations do to overcome these obstacles?

In this slideshow, we'll examine eight best practices for managing hybrid clouds. These tips can help organizations handle the complexity inherent in hybrid clouds. With the right management tools and procedures in place, organizations can keep their costs under control while enjoying the benefits of a hybrid cloud.

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About the Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey

WRITER EDITOR

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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