Simplify Hybrid IT Checklist: Manage across multiple clouds, services, and data centers

One significant advantage of implementing a hybrid IT solution is
that integration with central IT brings the core strengths of legacy
IT, including operations management, security, backup, and disaster
recovery tools and processes.

In many ways, developing and deploying a hybrid IT environment is like assembling a jigsaw
puzzle, often without a clear picture of what the final implementation will look like. The ease of
deploying cloud components and implementing DevOps-driven solutions without going through
central IT can result in services and solutions that are poorly aligned. While they may solve
immediate problems, they are unlikely to scale well or fit together to drive future business growth.

Hybrid IT is emerging as the new normal for enterprise IT because it allows enterprises to
choose the blend of apps, services, and platforms that work for their needs. These technologies
are widely distributed, constantly changing, and delivered at massive scale. By extending the
operational rigor of legacy IT from the data center to the hybrid cloud, businesses can build
a strong backbone for the delivery of business services.

This report covers the basics of implementing and running an enterprise hybrid IT environment
that extends the benefits of legacy IT to hybrid and cloud deployments, from delivering a secure
environment, to budgetary considerations, to managing effectively across multiple platforms.

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