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If you are an IT manager planning a hybrid cloud environment, you are concerned about the aspects such as security in a public cloud and cost of a private cloud. Although security is a top concern in public clouds, the automation appeal of a public cloud is still a big plus. Here are some factors to consider as you plan your hybrid infrastructure:
  • Hypervisor: If you are a KVM or Vmware ESX shop in your private cloud/datacenter and trying to add AWS or azure, you need to make sure the application images are compatible and convertible.
  • Security: Encrypting communications with between your public and private cloud infrastructure by creating a VPN tunnels of sort is going to integrate your public cloud smoothly with your datacenter. Solutions such as VNS from Cohesive Networks might be of great help to you here. This should be the top consideration in planning-a-hybrid-cloud.
  • Orchestrator:¬†You need centralized orchestration software such as OpenStack in your private cloud to control both public and private clouds.
  • Management: Hybrid clouds require greater levels of automation management to achieve higher degrees of availability, performance, and security.
  • Visibility & Flow Analytics:¬†Planning-a-hybrid-cloud requires understanding your data for efficient division of labor between private & public clouds. The ability to run applications in a private cloud during peak usage hours and then offload to the public cloud during off-peak hours affords enormous flexibility. This provides maximum use and efficiency of both internal and external resources. You need to know which data needs higher security, which data must be compliant with regulatory requirements and which data you can safely farm out to public clouds. For this purpose, you need to have a network visibility and analytics solutions like ours in place.

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