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5 Hybrid Cloud Starting Points

Did you know that more than 50% of organizations are already using or planning a move to hybrid cloud? And that these same IT leaders expect to double their hybrid cloud budget over the next two years? VMware customers are seamlessly extending their on-premises data center built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere® to hybrid cloud. Take a look at the top five most common ways you can get started.

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Cloud Computing Drives IT and Business Agility Hybrid Cloud Accelerates Time to Value

What is the main focus for IT in your organization - cost or agility? Many IT discussions today focus on cost controls rather than the greater potential benefit - business agility. IT leaders are more likely to ask "How much capital and operational expense can I cut with cloud?" than "How will cloud improve revenue or my company's competitiveness?" Yet business decision makers want IT to help them drive innovation and accelerate past competitors. Forward-thinking CIOs are deploying cloud computing as a strategic weapon - not just for IT but ultimately to enable business transformation itself. For many enterprises, hybrid cloud is emerging as the most economical model. According to VMware and EMC research, hybrid cloud deployment would reduce typical total IT spend by approximately 20 to 30%. Hybrid clouds offer lower IT spend through virtualization and consolidation, optimized workload sourcing, optimized provisioning and higher productivity in application development and maintenance. The key to hybrid cloud is the standardization of frameworks and infrastructure across public and private cloud, including:
* Common platform
* Common management
* Common security

Standardization is what makes applications and data portable and accessible across cloud. Given both the business and cost benefits, it is clear that hybrid clouds are the deployment model of the future.

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Journey to the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting edge early adopters and is now reaching the "early mainstream" stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure (public versus private) limits the extent to which enterprises can fully leverage the on demand, self service, elastic resource provisioning attributes of public cloud while maintaining the same security, reliability, performance, and management frameworks present in current private cloud implementations. Hybrid cloud solves this problem.

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A Guide to Hybrid Cloud: An Inside Out Approach to Hybrid Cloud

Businesses are looking for a more flexible IT framework that can adapt to today's rapidly changing and global environment. Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications. VMware's approach starts inside your data center and extends out to support all applications - both those 'born in the cloud' as well as existing ones - with VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, a secure, dedicated infrastructure-as-a-service cloud, owned and operated by VMware. vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, enabling you to seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud leveraging the same infrastructure, network, management and skills you already use with your internal VMware infrastructure. By extending the same platform and operations model you use in your onsite data center to the cloud, you can deploy and run your applications onsite, offsite or both - without compromise and with less risk.

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Moving to Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations

Businesses are embracing public cloud because it promises increased agility and scalability. But it can also introduce complexity, interoperability, and security concerns. Hybrid cloud is emerging as a way to mitigate those concerns by providing the right combination of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet business demand for IT resources.
As you contemplate moving various pre-production and production workloads-and your mission-critical and sensitive data-to the cloud, be sure to develop a strategic approach based on your business and IT objectives.
Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your workloads.

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Top 5 Reasons for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

There is no question that every business wants to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. But many companies don't have the internal expertise or budget to implement the disaster recovery plan they need. Traditional disaster recovery solutions typically cost too much; they're too complex; and they are not always reliable.

VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ - Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere® virtual environments. Built on VMware's hypervisor-based replication engine, vSphere Replication, and integration support with vCloud Hybrid Service, it provides simple and secure asynchronous replication and failover. Consider these top five reasons why you should look to the cloud for your disaster recovery needs.

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Infographic: Why Hybrid Cloud

More than 30% of organizations expect that within three years, they'll access 45.5% of IT resources through some form of cloud-public, private, or hybrid.

That's an impressive number, and there's a reason for it: the cloud is packed with benefits. And if you're a VMware customer, you're already halfway there. vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the trusted VMware vSphere® platform, so it's simply an extension of your current data center.
Let's take a look at how the benefits break down.

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Journey to the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting edge early adopters and is now reaching the "early mainstream" stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure (public versus private) limits the extent to which enterprises can fully leverage the on demand, self service, elastic resource provisioning attributes of public cloud while maintaining the same security, reliability, performance, and management frameworks present in current private cloud implementations. Hybrid cloud solves this problem.

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Wish you could get to hybrid cloud-fast? You're closer than you think.

The cloud is packed with benefits. This infographic discusses 10 of the most critical benefits of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, such as:
-Keeping costs and risks low
-Confidence in security and compliance
-Giving your business room to innovate

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VMware Hybrid Cloud: Accelerate Your Time to Value

Hybrid cloud computing can maximize the value and balance the use of internal assets and external services (e.g., deploying services internally that could also be deployed to public cloud services when the internal capacity is available) while enabling better scalability. Businesses are looking for a more flexible IT framework that can adapt to today's rapidly changing and global environment. Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets-and launch new products and services-are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance, and holding down costs. The need for faster, more cost-effective access to IT resources has created a healthy tension between business teams and IT, driving both to look for new and better solutions.

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Top 5 Use Cases for Moving to Hybrid Cloud Solution

Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development as well as for running existing applications. VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a secure, dedicated infrastructure as-a-service hybrid cloud owned and hosted by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®.
The service supports existing applications and new application development, giving you a common platform for seamlessly extending your existing data center to the cloud while leveraging the same tools and processes you use today.

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Moving to Hybrid Cloud: Top 5 Considerations

Businesses are embracing public cloud because it promises increased agility and scalability. But it can also introduce complexity, interoperability, and security concerns. Hybrid cloud is emerging as a way to mitigate those concerns by providing the right combination of internal controls with the ability to securely scale to meet business demand for IT resources.
As you contemplate moving various pre-production and production workloads-and your mission-critical and sensitive data-to the cloud, be sure to develop a strategic approach based on your business and IT objectives.
Here are the top five considerations to keep in mind as you begin evaluating hybrid cloud for your workloads.

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Tech Tips: Getting Started with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

Straight from our experts at VMware®, follow these technical tips to learn what you need to know to get started with VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™. From choosing the right service offering to migrating your workloads and administering resources, reference these tips as you extend your data center to the cloud.

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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ is a secure, dedicated hybrid cloud service operated by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®. The service supports existing workloads and third-party applications as well as new application development, giving IT a common platform for seamlessly extending its data center to the cloud. vCloud Hybrid Service is available in two service types-Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud-and includes five primary service components:
* Compute (vCPU and vRAM)
* Storage
* Internet bandwidth
* Public IP addresses
* Production support

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Ebook: A Guide to Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud allows you to augment your internal data center resources, providing a flexible and cost-effective solution for a variety of use cases, including:
* On-premise capacity limitations
* Limited IT staff and budget
* Lack of in-house IT cloud experience
* Seasonal or unpredictable usage patterns
* Rapid new application development requirements
This eBook presents an inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud.

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