Clouds on Cloud Nine: The Challenge of Managing Hybrid-Cloud Environments

Obviously, cloud computing is not just a fancy trend anymore. Quite a few SaaS offerings are already built on platforms like Windows Azure. Others use Amazon’s EC2 to host their complete infrastructure or at least use it for additional resources to handle peak load or do “number-crunching”. Many also end up with a hybrid approach (run distributed across public and private clouds). Especially hybrid environments make it challenging to manage cost and performance overall and in each of the clouds.

In this blog we discuss the reasons why you may want to move your apps into the cloud, why you may need a hybrid cloud approach or why it might be better to stay on-premise. If you choose a cloud or hybrid-cloud approach the question of managing your apps in these “Silos” comes up. You want to make sure your move to the cloud makes sense in terms of total cost of ownership while ensuring at least the sameend user experience as compared to running your applications the way you do today...

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