1 Choose a consistent architecture
Businesses invest heavily in hardware, development work, and commercial software. Hybrid cloud infrastructure is unique in that it allows the use of existing investments while providing the foundation for modernization. To achieve this level of portability and flexibility, you must build consistency into your architecture as you adopt the public cloud. By standardizing on a common operating environment, you can reduce the complexity of your transition to the cloud while keeping your business running on your existing foundation.
5 Implement comprehensive security
According to the Flexera report, 83% of enterprises cite security as a top cloud challenge1—but that does not mean you cannot have a secure hybrid cloud solution. With the right set of tools and practices across your hybrid environment, you can implement security that is built-in, not bolted on. DevSecOps, for example, is a method that brings dev, security, and operations teams together to ensure that software is deployed rapidly and securely. As you run, manage, and improve your workloads, security becomes a continuous and holistic aspect of design that is integrated throughout the entire IT life cycle.