The Best of Both Worlds
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud is an environment that combines on-prem, private cloud, public cloud, and third-party services. Hybrid cloud allows for greater flexibility by allowing workloads to flexibility move between private and public clouds as costs change and computing needs change in the external environment. It enables efficient orchestration between two platforms.
Organizations today use both private and public clouds in order to store and organize their data. Public clouds collect data on servers that is owned by external providers, which enables organizations to lower their maintenance and operational costs. However, the challenge is that the organization does not have complete control over the data and the architecture of a public cloud. For example, if the external provider undergoes a blackout, the company can lose complete access to their information for a period of time. On the other hand, private cloud environments are owned by the business, and they store the data in independent data centers. Although this enables organizations to have complete control over the data and avoid access issues, there is the challenge of having to deal with the data center and the possibility of it interfering with daily operations. Hybrid Cloud combines advantages of both private and public cloud; It is essentially a private cloud platform with a public cloud provider.
Complete access to and control over data centers
Streamline day-to-day operations
Limit access to third party and external data centers
Better control over protected or sensitive information storage as a result of encryption
Improved flexibility over the use of public and private clouds according to the business needs
Lowered expenditures as a result of demand spikes