Cloud anywhere: Azure for hybrid and multicloud environments
The cloud is the foundation of digital transformation. Companies that strategically leverage the hybrid cloud can capture significant value, value that differentiates them from their competitors with improved time to market and flexibility in managing costs and scale.
Hybrid cloud infrastructure is a natural evolution of information technology that typically happens at a gradual pace. Companies transition some of their hardware and software to cloud services and technologies, resulting in a computing environment that combines on-premises, multicloud and edge computing, using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
A key challenge for these companies, however, is providing a truly integrated solution across their environments for users, developers and administrators. To help your IT team respond to the need to work efficiently in a complex environment, Azure offers services that help you to govern and manage across your environment, build apps and deploy them to any location, deploy and manage Azure services on Kubernetes clusters and deliver security across your organization.
With the ability to use on-premises, multi-cloud or edge technologies to develop, deploy, manage and secure your application infrastructure, Azure hybrid cloud gives your team the ability to easily integrate a variety of technologies in a scalable, reliable and efficient architecture.
- Fundamental steps any company needs to take to enable hybrid environments.
- Common use cases for hybrid cloud, some of which may be instantly relatable and others which may present new ideas for how to work in a hybrid environment.
- Important factors in setting up a hybrid cloud environment.