What is a True Hybrid cloud?
In a very simple note, Hybrid Cloud refers to the combination of public and private cloud resources.
The mix of both types of cloud gives an organization the resilience to choose the optimal cloud resources for each workload.
Hybrid cloud can bring many advantages to your business, such as agility which is crucial for businesses competitive advantage, and control over all your internal and public cloud resources.
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.
Why is this different from any other hybrid cloud?
With Abiquo you don’t need to swap between different environments, you can get control of all your cloud resources from one single portal: create a new application, get reports or manage workloads from a dedicated hypervisor or a public cloud provider.
Why is this important?
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.