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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Benefits for the Oil & Gas Industry

In this post I’m going to look at how enterprises in the Oil & Gas industry are successfully operating Hybrid Clouds. As a quick refresher on this series, my goal with each of these posts has been to take a close look at the definition of a Hybrid Cloud, explain our perspective on why a...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: How Retailers Benefit

Throughout this series I’ve taken a close look at the definition of a Hybrid Cloud, our perspective on why a Hybrid environment is so valuable, and a piece-by-piece look at the solutions and tools that constitute a Hybrid Cloud. All of this was followed by an equally detailed look at how to plan, build, deploy,...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Saving Time & Money with a Hybrid Cloud

Over the course of this Success with Hybrid Cloud series we’ve covered the structure behind a hybrid environment and the best practices to plan, build, deploy, and operate one. For any organization, the Hybrid Cloud effectively combines an enterprise’s on-premises infrastructure with that of cloud service provider infrastructure and the public cloud to create the...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Operating Your Hybrid Cloud

Over the last three “Best Practices” posts, I’ve looked at how to Plan, Build, and Deploy a Hybrid Cloud – and, now that your Hybrid Cloud is up and running, it’s time to look at how to keep it running in peak form and with optimum, high-performance results. In this post I’ll examine two critical...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Deploying a Hybrid Cloud

Over the last two “Best Practices” posts, I’ve looked at how to Plan and Build a Hybrid Cloud, and with these technical exercises complete, this post will focus on the best practices for deploying this carefully planned and built Hybrid Environment. In this post, I’ll examine some critical items for deployment, like Service Provider Foundation...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Building a Hybrid Cloud

In the last post we discussed in great detail the process of carefully planning your Hybrid Cloud. The planning process is vital, and in this post we’ll see the time spent planning really start to pay off. In this post I’ll discuss the 4 Steps that I believe are crucial when Building any Hybrid environment....

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Planning Your Hybrid Cloud

This might seem like an overly obvious statement, but it is worth emphasizing: The early planning stages of your Hybrid Cloud strategy are some of the most important discussions that IT leaders and implementers can have. The majority of the CIOs I’ve spoken to over the last year tell me that they are considering a...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts (here and here) have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Apps with the Windows Azure Pack

Part 8 of a 9-part series. Don’t let the title fool you – this post is critically important for Developers and IT pros. The reason I call out this warning up front is that often, when I’m speaking at conferences around the world, as soon as I start to discuss the developer perspective and developer...

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