Xangati, Hybrid Clouds & the Ways of the Force
Recently, in a Star Wars-inspired article posted on cloudcomputing.sys-con.com, Moshe Kranc wrote the following about the complexities of managing an infrastructure based on the hybrid cloud model:
“If there is a failure at any stage on any of the clouds, you need to understand the impact of that failure on related processes running on other clouds that are part of the same use case.”
Differing from the early virtual infrastructures of the recent past, today’s cloud environments have evolved from their standalone VM hosting predecessors to becoming complex networks of virtualized servers, desktops, applications, networking and storage devices, both on- and off-premises. By now, large IT shops have dropped their apprehensions surrounding “going to the cloud” thanks to help from some of the larger cloud vendors that have embraced the technology and helped it grow. As Moshe puts it, these established vendors form the cloud computing version of the “Galactic Empire” from Star Wars.
Read the entire article here, Xangati, Hybrid Clouds & the Ways of the Force