IT Infrastructure people have been discussing hybrid cloud for some time now, but it means different things to different people, and for different environments.
The key characteristics of a true Hybrid cloud are:
Many hybrid cloud solutions require you to switch between the different environments you’re working on, whether you’re creating a new application, getting reports, or auditing activity for compliance purposes. A True Hybrid cloud brings consistency across all your cloud environments, whether on a dedicated hypervisor or a public cloud provider.
In a traditional IT environment, there is a mature set of processes and controls; for purchasing, standardising machine builds, support, auditing and so on. A True Hybrid cloud lets you keep all those processes if you want to, by implementing a consistent set of workflow approval controls, usage metering, reports and audit logs, VM templates (or Chef recipes) and interfaces to other back-office systems across all your virtualised and public cloud services.
Delivering the True Hybrid cloud is Abiquo’s core business. Install your own on-premise Abiquo environment and manage hypervisors such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM and XenServer, with any storage technology your hypervisor supports, alongside platforms including OpenStack and vCloud Director, public clouds from Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, DigitalOcean, Google and more – then design your application infrastructure and deploy it to any of your chosen clouds.
For the ultimate in flexibility, add solutions from Abiquo partners: SDN from VMware with NSX, workload mobility and scaling from Cloudsoft, and image building from uSharesoft.