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Keeping Your Workloads Portable across Clouds

A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks.

A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks. Creating a resource pool that cuts across silos increases efficiency and flexibility relative to constraining a workload to some subset of the overall capacity.

Furthermore, a hybrid cloud adds a layer of abstraction to the underlying technology platforms. Doing so can simplify management operations by masking the operational differences between different clouds or virtualization technologies.

A cloud needs to embody several characteristics in order to fulfill the above promise.