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Achieving Digital Transformation Using Hybrid Cloud

By : Vikas Grover, Ishu Verma, Praveen Rajagopalan
Book Image

Achieving Digital Transformation Using Hybrid Cloud

By: Vikas Grover, Ishu Verma, Praveen Rajagopalan

Overview of this book

Hybrid cloud technology can be leveraged by organizations aiming to build next-gen applications while safeguarding prior technological investments. This book will help you explore different hybrid cloud architectural patterns, whether designing new projects or migrating legacy applications to the cloud. You'll learn about the key building blocks of hybrid cloud enabling you to deploy, manage, and secure applications and data while porting the workloads between environments without rebuilding. Further, you’ll explore Kubernetes, GitOps, and Layer 3/7 services to reduce operational complexity. You'll also learn about nuances of security and compliance in hybrid cloud followed by the economics of hybrid cloud. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the concepts with use cases from telecom 5G and industrial manufacturing, giving you a glimpse into real industry problems resolved by hybrid cloud, and unlocking millions of dollars of opportunities for enterprises. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped to design and develop efficient hybrid cloud strategies, lead conversations with senior IT and business executives, and succeed in hybrid cloud implementation or transformation opportunities.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Part 1: Containers, Kubernetes, and DevOps for Hybrid Cloud
Part 2: Design Patterns, DevOps, and GitOps


In this chapter, we understood the architectural considerations for a hybrid cloud, followed by the economics of a hybrid cloud to understand the impact of cost-managing both a data center and one or more cloud providers. Here are some important considerations as you develop a hybrid cloud strategy:

  • Understand the business objectives clearly and develop a strong cloud strategy
  • Implement a cloud strategy, whether single or multi-cloud, that provides flexibility in terms of portability and consistency
  • Choose solutions that are based on open source technologies
  • Revisit the compliance requirements and map them to the hybrid cloud strategy
  • Strive to have unified IT management across all infrastructure footprints and make sure all enterprise requirements are met from a security, networking, and resource management standpoint

It is very clear that the decision to go with a hybrid cloud architecture depends on many factors. Also, the final architecture...