Hybrid cloud is becoming mainstream and it promises to solve many of the IT challenges you are likely facing within your data centers: a rigid infrastructure, high support costs, high Capital Expenditures (CAPEX), scalability issues, and so on. But is creating a hybrid cloud really as easy as the PowerPoint slides make it seem? Can you simply just migrate your apps to any public cloud? If you, like most businesses, are running traditional applications in your data center, the answer is “unfortunately not”. Traditional applications are most often tightly coupled with the underlying infrastructure, and the network layer in particular, prohibiting workload mobility across environments.
This white paper explains why public clouds and traditional apps are inherently incompatible and introduces the concept of an enterprise-ready cloud. It positions VMware NSX at the heart of this enterprise-ready cloud as a true enabler of workload mobility and security across clouds, even for traditional applications. The white paper will also show how you can transform your traditional data center into an enterprise-ready hybrid cloud in a secure, controllable but highly pragmatic way, following the ITQ Hybrid Cloud Transformation Services approach.