The Future of Hybrid Cloud Automation

Future of Hybrid Cloud

By: R. Scott Raynovich

As organizations accelerate their digital transformation and cloud development plans, they are considering new hybrid and multicloud architectures to take advantage of the best cloud technology resources, wherever they reside. These new architectures need to give IT, network, and cybersecurity the capabilities to manage applications and assets on premises, in a cloud, or in multiple clouds.

As organizations seek a greater mix of public, private, and hybrid cloud, newtools will be needed to drive management and automation of these hybrid environments.

Hybrid and Multicloud Drivers

There are many drivers of the move to multicloud and hybrid cloud: digital transformation projects, hybrid work arrangements, automation, and data analytics efforts enabled by cloud-based artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), among others. Data can resideanywhere. More than ever, organizations want to connect and integrate multiple resources in the cloud and on premises. But this task isn’t simple. The shift to hybrid and multicloud means not only more options, it also means managing pitfalls such as costs, security, and data governance – just to name a few of the challenges.

Futuriom believes these trends will drive the development of a new market for multicloud and hybrid cloud automation tools. Growing out of the market known as cloud management, multicloud and hybrid cloud management is more sophisticated, requiring understanding and integration with many types of cloud platforms. This report, “The Future of Hybrid Cloud Automation,” is our first report on this topic and covers how and why organizations will look for
better tools to scale and balance infrastructure resources, take advantage of hybrid cloud options such as bursting, and address the governance concerns for both private and public clouds.

Our analysts spent months researching the key trends and suppliers in this market, which we will summarize in this report. The primary research-gathering process included vendor requests and interviews, interviews with customers, and a look at available public survey data.

What's Inside this Hybrid Cloud Automation Report?

Our first even report on hybrid cloud covers many aspects of hybrid and multicloud environments, including the main drivers, challenges, and tools need to build a hybrid cloud environment. Here is what's in this report:

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Hybrid Cloud Is on the Rise
2. Key Trends Driving Cloud and Multicloud
3. Challenges for Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
4. What’s Needed? Key Hybrid Cloud Automation Use Cases
5. Tools and Ecosystem for Automated Hybrid Cloud
6. Conclusion: Seeking Flexibility Without Lock-in
7. Appendix: Leading Companies to Watch

Companies included (not a full list): Amazon Web Services, Arrcus, CoreStack, CloudBolt, Cloudify, D2IQ, Dell, Ensono, F5 Networks, Flexera, Google, IBM (Red Hat), Hashicorp, HPE, Itential, Kentik, Morpheus, Microsoft, Netris, Oracle, PacketFabric, Platform9, Unitas Global, VMware, Yotascale

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