Three Smart Ways to Move to Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure

For companies who weren’t “born in the cloud,” moving to the cloud almost always involves taking a hybrid approach in the near term. For instance, many companies in traditional industries such as law firms, banks and manufacturers, have legacy systems that can’t be moved to the cloud for regulatory or technical reasons. And even with systems that are ready for cloud, you can’t move everything at once. Full cloud adoption is always a process.

Rackspace_Hybrid_Cloud_WebinarSo how do you begin a hybrid approach to cloud? Jacob Saunders, 10th Magnitude’s CTO, recently participated in a webinar with Jeff DeVerter and Kent Kingery of Rackspace to talk about real-world scenarios for using Microsoft Azure as part of a hybrid cloud environment.

As Rackspace’s DeVerter explains in the webinar, Azure encompasses a full range of cloud capabilities—infrastructure, platform and software as a service—which makes it a good choice for anyone looking for a hybrid cloud provider. For companies in traditional industries who are probably already using some on-premises Microsoft applications, Azure’s advantages are even more compelling because it’s easy to extend those applications out into the cloud.

The webinar outlines three real-world scenarios for companies who want to move to Azure as part of a hybrid cloud solution:

  • SharePoint Deployment Scenario – For the many enterprises who already have traditional on-premises SharePoint deployments, SharePoint makes an ideal cloud entry point.
  • DevOps and Automation Scenario – Development and testing environments can be spun up on demand and destroyed on demand in the cloud, making them a common entry point into Azure.
  • Disaster Recovery Scenario – Azure Site Recovery is a hybrid solution for disaster recovery or high availability, allowing companies to take advantage of the scalability and elasticity of the cloud.

Watch the full webinar recording to learn about these three scenarios and how to successfully move to a hybrid cloud environment with Azure.