Red Hat and Intel recently commissioned IDG to conduct a survey of IT and business managers at US financial services organizations who were involved in cloud computing strategy and purchasing to better understand how they are deploying hybrid cloud. We discovered that the top considerations for improving customer experience included the need for flexibility, manageability, accessibility, and responsiveness. Read this analyst paper to discover three important steps in adopting hybrid cloud, and how Red Hat helps institutions mitigate the hybrid cloud portability challenge. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® creates a consistent foundation across all environments. Red Hat OpenShift® provides an enterprise Kubernetes platform built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux that containerizes applications for easier portability and consistent functionality, and Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform provides a solid foundation for building and operating automation across the entire hybrid infrastructure.