The Imperative of Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Storage
Developing and executing a hybrid cloud strategy has become necessary for companies that are thriving in today’s fast pace of business. The debate is over.
Hybrid cloud services—seamlessly blending on-premises infrastructure with on public and private cloud infrastructure—are firmly established as the engine of growth and transformation for companies across the globe. Mobile and social technologies are dramatically changing the way companies interact with their customers and suppliers. Customer sites are seeing increasing amounts of data and analytics because of new applications that are emerging. To be successful, businesses need to be able to manage the way information is stored in this hybrid cloud environment. In this paper we discuss hybrid cloud storage, requirements for a hybrid cloud storage environment, and IBM’s approach to hybrid cloud storage.