Hybrid cloud computing
What is a hybrid cloud?
Hybrid cloud computing is an an architectural approach that enables you to combine the best of both the private and public clouds.
Private cloud provides control, regulatory compliance, cost management and security. Public cloud can offer economic efficiency, flexible capacity and disaster recovery. But with careful planning and the right tools, it's possible to scale your private cloud into the public cloud — and stay in control.
Ubuntu makes it possible to deploy private clouds that can be connected to all the major public clouds: Rackspace, Amazon, HP and many more.
Focus on the service
Ubuntu cloud takes a different approach to traditional, vertically integrated solutions by focusing on what organisations ultimately care about: service delivery.
With Juju, the service orchestration tool that's part of Ubuntu Cloud, you can define applications as services and deploy them in your chosen architecture, be it a private cloud, public cloud or combinations of both. Juju is able to deploy to different providers because it is designed to be cloud independent and support many different deployment types.
But Juju doesn't just automate deployment. It provides a framework in which the handovers between developers and their operations colleagues can be streamlined significantly, by ensuring that only minimal configuration changes are required every time a new iteration of the code needs to be passed from development to testing or from testing into production.
Whether a service is destined for a public cloud, a private cloud or a combination of both, Juju saves countless man-hours in the otherwise tricky business of deployment.