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Four cloud optimization best practices

Cloud Optimization

Just as your embrace of cloud computing has been unique, so will the approach you take to optimizing your cloud(s).

Inevitably, you’ll face the sheer complexity of emerging IT technologies as well as decisions about productively and cost-efficiently deploying and managing those technologies, and about choosing from among an ever-growing range of cloud provider options and pricing models.

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It’s time to optimize your cloud(s)

IT Integration

The great cloud computing experiment is over — because it’s been wildly successful and is now being replaced by cloud industrialization on a vast scale.

By 2021, cloud data centers will process 94% of all workloads and compute instances — and you need to be ready.
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Planning Your Hybrid Cloud: 6 Key Steps (part 2)

Architecture blueprint as a model for cloud planning

In my last post I focused on the first two steps in planning for a hybrid cloud: Making sure your IT infrastructure is “cloudified” and assessing your current environment and workloads. In this post, I’ll lay out the final four steps:  Continue reading

Planning Your Hybrid Cloud: 6 Key Steps (in 2 parts)

Information Cloud

By some accounts, better than 50% of organizations are now deploying hybrid clouds — and for some very good reasons:

  • Improved security, because sensitive data can remain behind your private cloud firewall while less sensitive data can be permitted onto a public cloud.
  • Ability to specify where and under what terms and conditions your data is stored.
  • Effective workload balancing without breaking the bank, since using a public cloud to, say, handle peak loads can be far cheaper than keeping everything in-house or moving everything to a public cloud.

To get a hybrid cloud up and running, you need to begin with planning — specifically, a six-step planning process that, fortunately, you do not have to undertake alone. In this post, I’ll focus on the first two steps: Continue reading