Tom Parker
by on October 14, 2019
Traditional applications aren’t easy to own or easy to manage web-native technologies, because they are difficult to automate, and so they can’t scale cost-effectively in multi-cloud environments.

Applying a hybridized app technology for traditional applications enables scaling options that are more cost-effective than previously possible. Hybridized applications provide an enterprise with the ability to operate Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) app deployment with a web-native, Platform as a Service (PaaS)-type automation. Unlike the PaaS alternatives, hybridized apps can leverage existing operations investment, without being locked into rigid and expensive proprietary PaaS architectures. This is possible because the hybrid cloud offers a common abstraction layer enabling a common API, both on-premises and within the public cloud.

Security In a hybrid cloud, transparent security operations across hosting infrastructure and locations require that the on-premises solutions used by the enterprise today for their virtual data centers are available for hybridized apps. Uniformity in security controls, policy enforcement, and operations reduce the opportunity for misalignment of cloud-security, as they reduce the complexity of overall security posture. IT administrators and SecOps managers of hybridized apps maintain single pane-of-glass visibility of all workloads ensuring that data protection controls, policies, and attributes are consistently enforced, regardless of where the workload resides.

Packaging and Provisioning

Hybridization leverages the capabilities of the hybrid cloud to extend the best operations benefits of cloud-native applications to the virtual data center, with its established technologies and practices realizing new levels of IT scale, agility, security, and compliance with minimal impact to the enterprise organization and its users. Building cloud-native applications typically requires a complete re-architecture of traditional applications. Cloud-hosting of traditional applications as an alternative involves a separate, re-deployment of the application on a different location and hosting platform with alternative tools and technologies for secure and compliant operation. Hybridization offers an improved and enhanced approach for the cloud-enablement of established traditional application catalogs. Complex technology transitions for defining applications and services, with their respective VM and container formats are experienced as gradual transitions versus massive uplift projects. Virtual packaging from the traditional application remains unchanged, as OVF, Hyper V VM Template or Service Template, etc.

Hybridizing a Traditional App

Trend Micro Deep Security is both an application deployed in the virtual data center and set of infrastructure security services, with policy management for other applications in the VDC. Deep Security is a good example of a VMware partner ISV solution, on the journey to hybridizing their application. Trend Micro explored the topic of hybridizing an application as a means to modifying a traditional app to make use of capabilities found in the hybrid cloud. Hybridized apps are a way to transfer the “heavy lifting” of cloud-readiness onto infrastructure support by the hybrid cloud vendor rather than architecture adaptation from the ISV developer or enterprise IT.

John Nicolas is a self-professed security expert, He Has been expertise in making people aware of the security threats. He just love to write about, cryptography, malware,Cyber security social engineering, internet. He writes for AVG and Webroot Products at
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