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The next BriefingsDirect IT innovator interview examines how the City of Melrose, Massachusetts, plans to reduce the cost of supporting its applications to perhaps zero -- and maybe even generate revenue -- by embracing hybrid cloud computing to become a specialized managed-services provider.

Melrose transitioned from nearly 100 percent server virtualization to a novel cloud capability built on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). In doing so, they gained dependable disaster recovery (DR) capabilities. They also discovered that they could not only host their own applications, but also those of nearby communities for an ongoing fee. The process sets up a win-win scenario for all the municipalities involved.

To learn how the hybrid cloud leads to new business models and lower total costs, BriefingsDirect recently sat down with Jorge Pazos, the Chief Information Officer, and Colby Cousens, IT System Administrator, both for the City of Melrose. The interview was conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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