Adopt Open Hybrid Cloud To Increase Competency, Lower Cost And Maintain Longevity

Date : 10-Jun-2021
Location: Petaling Jaya


Red Hat, maker of open source technologies for the enterprise. 

Key Takeaways:

5 questions to ask when choosing an open hybrid cloud platform:

  • After deployment, will the company gain more competency ?
  • Will the technology last ? Can the skillsets be leveraged for a long time?
  • Largest pool innovations made available by the technology and platform.
  • Ability to quickily migrate workloads from one providers to another.
  • Integration with other public cloud providers.


Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud platform is delivered via its portfolio of enterprise software, developed the open-source way, that provides application and infrastructure software across all footprints.

The platform allows organizations to:

  • Allocate more of their IT budgets to transformation and less to maintenance.
  • Align employee skill sets to durable skills based on open source and Linux.
  • Gain access to one of the industry's pools of innovation and allow user-driven innovation while reducing the long tail of maintenance.
  • Develop, run, and manage their applications across private cloud, public cloud, and the edge.


James Labocki, Senior Director of Product Management at Red Hat.


1.) What is Hybrid Cloud ?

Hybrid cloud refers to the presence of multiple deployment types (public,private,multicloud) with some form of integration or orchestration between them - it allows modern and traditional applications across cloud locations - in other words, serves as a good strategy to integrate new and legacy apps.

Hybrid cloud is best practice to reduce costs whilst maintaining competitiveness

2.) Open Hybrid Cloud means it is leveraging on open source technology - two greatest benefits of enterprise open source are a higher quality of code and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) - open source allows community-driven innovation while reducing the long tail of maintenance

3.) Organizations increasingly face the need to compete with startups and new market entrants, one way to do that is to focus on transformation.

4.) One technology is used to both reduce costs of existing IT and form the basis of the open hybrid cloud platform of the future. The same could be said for Linux in that it is less expensive than proprietary operating systems and also forms the foundation for the future of IT.

5.)  The Linux Foundation's 2018 Open Source Jobs Report found that the technologies that are required by all organizations striving for digital leadership are based on open source and rooted in Linux.

6.)  The need to move between public cloud providers may come from any number of reasons. For example, a provider introducing unfavorable business terms (or another provider offering better ones), becoming a competitor with the organization’s broader offerings or interests, or emergency action following large outages or security concerns. Legislation requiring specific features or data location may also be a factor.

7.) Hybrid Cloud Strategy Expedites Digital Transformation.

Editor's comments:

  • When one decides to adopt Hybrid Cloud, go for Open Source Hybrid Cloud, and the Linux platform is the only way.
  • Red Hat, these days, is synonymous with Open Source, Hybrid Cloud and Kubernetes.
  • Linux powers 90% of public clouds


Adopt open Hybrid Cloud to increase competitive level, lower cost and maintain longevity. 

Hybrid Cloud Increases Innovations, and lowers maintenance costs
Hybrid Cloud Increases Innovations, and Lowers Maintenance Costs