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CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS HYBRID IT?
The Thing They Call the “Cloud”
Cloud Service Models
Infrastructure-as-a-Service — The Leasing Option
Platform-as-a-Service — The Rental Option
Software-as-a-Service — The Public Transportation Option
What Are the Trends That You Should Watch?
Trends towards IaaS
Trends towards SaaS
What Are the Characteristics of a Cloud?
Broad Network Access
Chargeback (Measured Service)
Hybrid Cloud Scenarios
Motivation and Issues behind Hybrid Cloud
CHAPTER 2: WHY IS THE HYBRID CLOUD IMPORTANT TO MY BUSINESS?
Everyone Else Is Doing It
Cutting Costs for the Short Term
Outsourcing Data Security Responsibilities
A Case for Hybrid Cloud
Differentiating Yourself from the Competition
Enhancing Strategic Position (Reducing Nonperforming Assets)
Easing Mergers and Acquisitions
CHAPTER 3: PROJECT PLANNING
Envisioning and Scoping
Gathering Business Objectives
Mapping Technical Solutions to Business Objectives (Building Business Requirements)
Formulating Technical Requirements
Discovery and Assessment
What Is the Desired End State?
Prioritizing Your Objectives
Building the Solution
Gaining Executive-Level Sponsorship
Augmenting/Modifying Business Processes
Formulating the Vision and Scope Document
CHAPTER 4: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WINDOWS AZURE AS A PLATFORM