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Watch Our "Defining Your Path to the Hybrid Cloud" Webinar On Demand

Learn best practices for moving workloads to the cloud while understanding advantages and challenges

Your path to the hybrid cloud

Why are more organizations looking to move to the cloud, and what challenges do they face in getting there? As WWT’s customers start to plan their migration, how do their expectations match up with the realities of cloud computing? And what are the necessary steps to a successful cloud deployment?

In this 37-minute webinar, WWT’s in-house panel of cloud experts (Bryan Liebert, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant; Chris Infanti, Engagement Manager, Big Data & Cloud Consulting; Jason Guibert, Principal Consultant; Joe Hainline, Product Manager, WWT Asynchrony Labs) examine the potential advantages that attract businesses to a hybrid cloud solution and how best to achieve those benefits.

The number-one reason we hear about from customers for wanting to move to the hybrid cloud is agility, the ability to deploy and refine software faster and to take it to market quickly.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • The promises and pitfalls of a hybrid cloud environment.
  • How to determine which applications best take advantage of the public cloud’s low barrier to experimentation and which require the heightened security offered by the private cloud.
  • The importance of paying rigorous attention to “cyber-hygiene.”

Watch this webinar to understand the realities of doing business in the cloud and help you articulate the business outcomes you expect to gain in a hybrid cloud environment. Plus, see how the cloud transforms the relationship between an organization and its information technology resources: IT no longer merely supports the business, it is the business.

You can also catch the highlights by reading the FAQ section below or listen on the go by subscribing to our #TEC37 podcast channel.

FAQs

Q: We hear a lot about public, private and hybrid clouds. Can you expand on when public is appropriate, versus private or hybrid?

Hybrid seems to be the way forward: while public cloud makes sense for some workloads, it’s not for everything. The challenge in a multicloud world is to connect public and private clouds together, determine what applications go in which cloud environment, and decide how to monitor and manage more than one platform when the tools might be different from one to the next.

There are software tools and DevOps tools that are set up for different cloud providers to help with deployment, testing and integration. Although cloud providers may have tools as well, it’s best to use the same ones for the public side as well as the private side. For security, you want your lowest-security data in a pure public cloud, while the private cloud is appropriate for highly sensitive data: active directories, encryption keys and such.

Q: With the customers you’ve been working with, do you see some taking a multi-vendor approach to the cloud? And if so, why and what are the advantages?

In the security world, you’re definitely going to have a multi-vendor scenario. That’s why WWT positions programs first, architectures second and then technologies that interoperate seamlessly. When building a large public cloud, you’re almost certain to employ more than one vendor, but WWT advises minimizing your “circle of trust” whenever possible.