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In 2015, 19% of organizations invested in ​a ​hybrid cloud strategy. Last year, more than half made that investment. The cloud is evolving—shouldn't your security strategy evolve too?

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In this issue: Hybrid cloud security

  • Hybrid clouds require built-in security
  • FEATURED Is machine learning the answer to hybrid cloud security?
  • Survey says: Hybrid cloud adoption and IT security
  • Customer spotlight: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute supports genome breakthroughs with hybrid cloud
  • More to learn: 5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud | Security approaches for open hybrid clouds in government | Hybrid Cloud Security and How to Do It Right
  • Recommended | Red Hat news and more | Related events

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From the editor

Hybrid clouds require built-in security

Hybrid cloud computing offers the best of public and private cloud. It also creates unique security challenges, like data moving continuously between clouds, increased complexity and attack surface, and more aggressive threats. Building security in to your hybrid cloud roadmap―as with an open hybrid cloud approach―is essential.

This month, learn how to address security issues, including compliance and policy-based management, in a hybrid cloud environment.


Featured story

Is machine learning the answer to hybrid cloud security?

CSO from IDG explains how new cloud services―with assistance from machine learning―are helping businesses address hybrid cloud challenges with more visibility, compliance, and control.

A.I. for the win


Survey says

Hybrid cloud adoption and IT security

  • 57% of IT organizations surveyed are running a hybrid cloud architecture, up from 19% last year.1
  • US$92B is the estimated hybrid cloud market value for 2021, up from $33B in 2016.2
  • 49% of IT organizations surveyed had slowed their cloud adoption due to a lack of cybersecurity skills.1
  • 40% of cloud services used today are commissioned without the involvement of the IT department.1

Sources: 1. “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky: The state of cloud adoption and security.” McAfee and Intel. January 2017. 2. “Hybrid Cloud Market by Solution, by Service, by Service Model - Global Forecast to 2021.” MarketsandMarkets. April 2016.

Customer spotlight

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute supports genome breakthroughs with hybrid cloud

The Sanger Institute collaborates with startups, pharmaceutical companies, governments, and research centers worldwide. To meet growing and evolving research needs, the Institute created a hybrid cloud environment for secure, self-service access to computing resources and sensitive data.

The science of cloud security


More to learn

5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud

Fortunately, every hybrid cloud security issue in this article has a solution.

Safety first

Security approaches for open hybrid clouds in government

Experts say only a multifaceted approach to government cloud security can succeed.

Lock it down

Hybrid Cloud Security and How to Do It Right

Hybrid cloud security is achievable. Here’s how.

Right from the start


New offerings and releases


Around the web

Related events

  • COMING SOON: Achieving Digital Transformation via Open Hybrid Cloud | A Red Hat virtual event
  • KVM Forum - 25-27 October - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Cloud Computing Expo - 31 Oct.-2 Nov. - Santa Clara, CA, U.S.
  • AWS re:Invent 2017 - 22 Nov.-1 Dec. - Las Vegas, NV, U.S.

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