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2015 is being billed by many in the industry as the "Year of the Hybrid Cloud." In fact, more than 65 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to IDC FutureScape for Cloud. The reason hybrid cloud is so attractive is that organizations believe they can achieve greater levels of scalability and cost-effectiveness by using a combination of in-house IT resources and public cloud environments tailored to their unique needs. Despite these promises, the evolution to a hybrid cloud approach can leave enterprises disappointed and wanting more. The hybrid cloud introduces greater complexity because each environment brings with it its own unique tools for deployment, management, monitoring and security; and can result in higher costs if enterprises ar... (more)

Why Hybrid Cloud Is Tough to Manage By @DerekCollison | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

We've now entered the proclaimed "Year of the Hybrid Cloud," during which more than 65 percent of enterprise IT organizations say they will commit to hybrid cloud technologies, according to IDC FutureScape for Cloud. Hybrid cloud is attractive because organizations believe they can achieve greater levels of scalability and cost-effectiveness by using a combination of in-house IT resources and public cloud environments tailored to their unique needs. But it's important for enterprises to understand that this new approach to IT architecture presents several significant management ... (more)