Businesses implementing hybrid cloud plans often end up facing a variety of difficulties trying to conform their operations around the new technical capabilities and challenges created by the technology. Organizations that want to find success in the hybrid cloud often benefit substantially from service management investments.
According to a recent Infonetics Research report, many of the challenges facing businesses turning to the hybrid cloud center around integration. Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics Research explained that the cloud creates numerous challenges attempting to integrate the various platforms for network management, system orchestration and server virtualization in hybrid cloud environments. Overcoming these integration challenges could prove key as the hybrid cloud gains prominence at a rapid pace.
"Hybrid cloud is the next evolution in cloud architecture, with adoption among enterprises expected to more than double by 2015," said Grossner.
Investing in advanced service management solutions can go a long way toward helping IT teams handle the integration challenges that come with the hybrid cloud challenges. Solutions like service catalogs, release management platforms and change management systems all play an integral role in helping organizations handle the various operational and technical demands created by the hybrid cloud.