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Factors leading to the rise in hybrid cloud adoption

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Many organizations want the power and flexibility of the cloud but can't refactor all their apps to be cloud-ready. With several new solutions in the market today, a hybrid cloud model can enable benefits of the cloud without a complete cloud conversion.

Get the best of both worlds with hybrid clouds

To be sure, cloud-native development is surging. However, many companies have legacy applications that aren’t ready—and may never be ready—for deployment to the cloud. As an alternative, many organizations are turning to hybrid cloud models. Going hybrid provides many cloud benefits—centralized, management, security, orchestration and automation—without having to move all applications to the cloud. And, with hybrid-cloud models, companies can also effectively leverage IOT and edge computing. In this episode, Mike Kavis and guests, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Bob Black and Luis Benavides, discuss the rise in hybrid clouds and how they’re helping companies realize the benefits of operating in the cloud while enabling them to build flexible architectures that suit their needs now, and in the future.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, Amazon refers to Amazon Web Services and Google refers to Google Cloud Platform.

[A]s organizations come to the realization that they're not going to be able to go there [fully refactor all their apps for the cloud], but they want to be able to have a consistent operating plane, a consistent security environment, a single management plane, I think that's what's really going to be driving the adoption of hybrid cloud.Bob Black is Deloitte’s chief network architect and leads the firm’s Hybrid/Multi-cloud and Network Modernization practice within the US. Bob has more than 20 years of architecting, designing, and implementing large scale, complex IT solutions. He is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University and an MBA from Villanova University.

Luis Benavides is VP of Cloud Business Development at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Luis brings extensive experience in sales, consulting, and contracting—in both public and private sectors—delivering a wide range of client services. He comes to Deloitte from Day1 Solutions, a company he founded to help organizations discover, adopt, and grow cloud-enabled solutions.

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