Workload automation and job scheduling for hybrid cloud

Translate business processes into cloud applications with workflows and scheduling

man building hybrid cloud strategy

Whitepaper - 2019

Executive Summary

While building a cloud strategy, you might still be using your on-premise infrastructure. Local infrastructure has several advantages: it is already set to run your business, and its geographical situation may be strategic to address your target audience; maintenance cost is already included in the company’s bill. For these reasons, using on-premise machines can be a money effective solution.

However, to reach out other geographic regions and answer higher demand, or even comply with market constraints and regulations, your business needs the cloud. The fastest way to scale is to rely on public cloud providers such as Amazon EC2, OVH, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure. An external provider is a fast and affordable solution to overcome these obstacles and scale beyond limits. However, cloud providers charge the bill, and this extra cost must be kept in mind.

While adopting a cloud strategy, businesses also need a solution to help them build a workflow to run business applications in the cloud. In the cloud age, infrastructure with elastic solutions can scale up or down on demand. This type of provisioning rises several questions:

  • How to translate business process into a cloud application?
  • Which cloud provider to use?
  • How to maximize the usage of on-premises machines along with cloud adoption?
  • How to handle security when sensitive data travels through the Internet?
  • How to fully benefit from the cloud?

We will address each question in this whitepaper written by Pedro Velho, R&D software engineer and cloud computing expert at Activeeon.

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