A survey of hundreds of medium-to-large organizations in 12 countries revealed 83% of respondents expect to have a mix of on-premises and cloud technology within the next ten years. This hybrid approach allows businesses to switch seamlessly between dedicated hosted services and cloud services, or use both simultaneously to support temporary campaign traffic, give additional compute power to resource-heavy applications, and many other customized use cases.
To help decision makers assessing what this new option means for their organization, Rackspace and AMD have created, the “Hybrid Hosting: Evolving the Cloud in 2011” report with a special focus on the business advantages of a hybrid approach. This introduction to hybrid computing presents an:
• overview of what hybrid computing entails and the benefits of a hybrid system
• exploration of security, flexibility, and scalability capabilities in a hybrid environment
• inside look at how MLG Gaming implemented the RackConnect hybrid solution to help meet the demands of streaming media and serving massive event-driven audiences