Master the Cloud Cliff

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Hybrid IT is the new reality. Companies must balance the right mix of private, public clouds, and traditional IT. Learn from the stories of executives who faced the “cloud cliff” and found ways avoid it.

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Introduction ... 4

Hybrid IT: the balancing act ... 6

Cloud cliffs, challenges, and concerns ...7

Performance ... 8

Cost ...11

Control ...14

Lessons learned ...18

Optimal IT solutions ...21

Healthcare: Public cloud and a major acquisition ...24

Social media case 1: When it hurts to be on the bleeding edge ...26

Social media case 2: The day the public cloud died ...28

Public sector: Outgrowing the public cloud ...30

Retail: Paying the price for a hasty decision ...32

Financial services: Finding the right Hybrid IT mix ...34

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