Recently, Cisco’s Rob Lloyd sat down with Sungard AS to discuss how hybrid cloud services are changing the way organizations use the cloud. As the president of development and sales, Rob understands many different sides of the hybrid cloud equation. He talks with businesses about how they want to use the cloud to grow, as well as about their concerns regarding security, cost, and complexity. He works with cloud providers to determine how they want to provide cloud services and what they need to achieve this. He also has intimate access to how the cloud will be implemented at the hardware and software level.
Rob had much to say about hybrid cloud. “It’s not just about one mega data center in Iceland that is going to solve your issues, but rather a purpose-built integration of different clouds that have been provided by value-based providers focused on enterprise-class applications and security.” In this interview, he shares not just Cisco’s Intercloud vision and strategy but how the industry is quickly bringing hybrid cloud to reality. You can read highlights from the interview in this blog from Sungard AS. A link to the full interview is also available.
In addition to the interview with Rob Lloyd, Sungard AS has a number of useful resources to help organizations better understand how cloud can transform their business. For example, the whitepaper, “Building a Better Cloud”, explores what to look for in a cloud provider and how to build a partnership with your provider to meet your business goals. If you’re interested in learning more about hybrid cloud, “The Compelling Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services” offers key insights on questions you should ask providers before signing with them. You can also find the best practice guide “4 Things to Look for in a Cloud-Based Recovery Solution.”
All these resources and more are available from the Sungard AS Resource Page