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Tips When Evaluating What Workloads to Move to the Hybrid Cloud

Recently on the blog, we’ve discussed why you should consider moving to the hybrid cloud, as well as the positive relationship between hybrid cloud and IT. In this blog, we’ll provide you with some tips and considerations to keep in mind when evaluating what workloads would be good candidates to move to the public cloud.

The transition to the hybrid cloud is not as daunting as you might think. When thinking about the hybrid cloud, consider it an extension of what’s already going on in your data center. A true hybrid cloud solution will offer you the flexibility of choice: the choice to run a workload in your internal data center, or to run it in a cloud solution that is both elastic and scalable, depending on that workload’s particular needs.

Here are just a couple of characteristics that make a workload a good candidate for the public cloud, according to Forrester’s Dave Bartoletti:

  • If the application needs to respond to scaling customer demand (such as during the holidays).
  • If it’s a new mobile or social media application, and demand for the app is uncertain.
  • If it’s an existing application that could be run more efficiently by being moved to the public cloud.

The cloud’s flexible infrastructure can make any process easier and faster, giving organizations the power to rapidly and efficiently meet changing business demands.

Hybrid cloud provides users with the tools they need to build new applications and run existing applications in either their internal data center or in the cloud, which means less time and money spent reconfiguring a new data center, and more time focusing on immediate business needs.

Watch Dave Bartoletti as he expands upon the benefits of moving workloads to the hybrid cloud:

Ready to get started in with the hybrid cloud? The vCloud Hybrid Service is built to allow you to seamlessly move your workloads back and forth from your internal data center to the cloud with no modification. For more information about moving your workloads to the vCloud Hybrid Service, visit vCloud.VMware.com.

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