Why choose between a public or a private cloud when you can have the best of both worlds? Hybrid clouds leverage the strengths of private clouds and public cloud services, resulting in a cloud strategy that lowers TCO; enables greater scalability and higher performance; boosts innovation and time-to-market; and improves operational efficiency and business continuity. Here are a few examples of how organisations are benefiting from hybrid cloud deployments.
- Greater Data Control
- Faster Provisioning
- Higher Efficiency
Hybrid Cloud: Popular Use Cases
In the age of the customer, slow is the new broke: poorly designed application or downtime means lost productivity, reduced revenue and subpar end-user satisfaction. Data center professionals spend an inordinate amount of time and resources desperately trying to keep the lights on instead of devoting more time on developing new capabilities that can help their organizations grow and prosper.
Here are some examples of how IT professionals are bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments.
- Enabling DevOps
- Big Data Processing
- Temporary Resource Expansion
- Meeting Regulatory Requirements
The Pros and Cons of Different Clouds
Lenovo: Enabling a Seamless Hybrid Cloud
Lenovo’s hybrid cloud solutions enable private cloud workloads to access public cloud services easily and seamlessly. For example, Lenovo ThinkAgile for Microsoft Azure Stack is a turnkey, rack-scale hybrid cloud solution powered by industry-leading software-defined infrastructure delivering resiliency, performance, security, ease of manageability and rapid deployment. Designed to help you focus on quickly transforming valuable data center resources into cloud services to enable DevOps agility, the ThinkAgile solution is pre-integrated and validated and factory assembled. It also ships up to two times faster than competing alternatives and is complemented with a suite of professional services offerings including onsite install workload migration.
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