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For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Demystifying Hybrid Solutions And Architectures

Hybrid Infrastructure Is A Strategy, Not A Solution — And It's More Than Just Cloud

October 30, 2017

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Digital transformation projects have accelerated the adoption of new technologies and a multitude of cloud services. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face exacerbated challenges associated with managing an increasingly diverse environment. In response, vendors have saturated the market with confusing hybrid products and solutions that vary vastly in capabilities. This report provides clarity about and categorization of hybrid architectures to help I&O professionals evolve operational models and select services based on their unique requirements.

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Table of Contents

  • The Concept Of Hybrid Is Old, But Complexity Is Accelerating
  • Characterize Hybrid Environments By Architecture, Not Solutions
  • Organizations Evolve To Support Hybrid Models
  • Recommendations

  • Consolidate Management At The Appropriate Plane
  • What It Means

  • Hybrid Is Important But Comes At A Price — Be Willing To Invest
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents