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5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud

Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
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 Many organizations create hybrid clouds by accident.


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While some companies intentionally set out to create hybrid or multi-cloud environments, that isn’t the norm. Instead, many enterprises end up with a mishmash of cloud-based tools and services as disparate groups within the organization independently select cloud services to meet their needs. As Nelson wrote, “Cloud strategies are often a compilation of the best tools available at the time that organizations select them.”

She noted that while this approach can be chaotic and can lead to governance problems, it also has some advantages. Hybrid-by-accident approaches can increase speed and agility, as well as improving worker productivity. The challenge for IT is to gain visibility into and management of these disorganized environments in a way that allows them to ensure security and control costs without impeding the pace of innovation.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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