Public And Private Hybrid Clouds: The Pros And Cons

Leading Cloud Migration Vendors

Some leading vendors to look at in your migration include:

  • can set up an entire hosted virtual network of various servers, all via a Web browser.
  • has virtual firewalls and other network infrastructure gear to help secure the hybrid configuration.
  • sells a virtual appliance that can be used to move any virtual machine into either Amazon or Terremark (the service used by Verizon's CaaS) clouds.
  • VMware offers a variety of cloud management tools, including vCloud Director and vFabrik that can help create a virtual datacenter and set up pre-configured app services and infrastructure. Use their partner locator here to find a reseller nearby.
  • has its CloudIQ servers that are easy to scale up or down.
  •, and are just a few of many hosting providers out there that can specifically help with hybrid management.

Appistry has its CloudIQ servers to help you scale up or down and deploy your applications across a hybrid cloud.
David Strom
Strom is the former editor-in-chief at Tom's Hardware and the founding editor-in-chief of Network Computing magazine. He has written thousands of articles for dozens of technical publications and websites, and written two books on computer networking.
  • king smp
    Good info.
    Whether you like it or not cloud computing IS the future.
    Ten years from now the traditional desktop/laptop is gone.
    The future for home users will be web appliances tapped into the cloud and us paying not only for internet but for processing usage.
    This was predicted back in the 1960's...
  • iamtheking123
    I guess I need a tshirt that says my email was in the cloud before the cloud existed. Just another buzzword for CIO's to throw around to sound intelligent.
  • Box293
    The Cloud word has existed for a long time now. Look at old versions of Visio (before Microsoft purchased it) and they used a cloud to represent the Internet. Even our ISP has been using this term for 10 years now with their Private IP Cloud network.
  • It is so surprised why Colt is not been considered as Cloud provider as it has started offering various cloud functionality.
  • William Smith
    A hybrid cloud is a combination of both public and private clouds. A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds bound together by either standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability. It could be a combination of a private cloud inside an organization with one or more public cloud providers or a private cloud hosted on third-party premises with one or more public cloud providers. Hybrid clouds offer the cost and scale benefits of public clouds while also offering the security and control benefits of private clouds.