Cloud computing has become an indispensable component in business IT, and for good reasons. It is cost-effective, flexible, and secure. Thanks to hybrid cloud solutions, organizations have access to even more agile computing resources.
Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public clouds. The data and applications in private clouds require tighter controls. They are hosted either internally or privately in an offsite facility. Public clouds are managed externally by third-party providers. The main purpose of such is to reduce a company’s IT infrastructure.
Here are the four most significant advantages of moving to a hybrid cloud environment.
Having a choice between privately-hosted cloud servers and public ones let you pair the right IT solution with the right job. For example, you can use the private cloud to store sensitive files. You can also choose more robust computing resources from the public cloud to run resource-intensive applications.
The hybrid cloud allows you to “scale up” or “scale down” computing resources on an as-needed basis. If there are last-minute computing demands that your hardware can’t support, hybrid cloud solutions allow for on-demand increases or decreases in capacity. This is also beneficial if you’re planning for future expansions.
With a hybrid cloud solution, you’ll be able to easily handle spikes in demand for the service your company provides. This can be done by migrating data from insufficient on-premise servers to scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud servers whenever needed. As such, there won't be incurring extra hardware and maintenance costs.
You can host sensitive data such as e-commerce details or an HR platform within the private cloud. The data will be protected by your security systems and kept under close watch. Meanwhile, routine forms and documents can be stored in the public cloud and protected by a trusted third-party.
How SMBs Can Set Up a Hybrid Cloud Model
These are based on SMBs requirements and the providers available to them:
- By employing one specialized cloud provider who offers comprehensive hybrid solutions
- By integrating the services of a private cloud provider with those of a separate public cloud provider
- By hosting a private cloud themselves and then incorporating a public cloud service into their infrastructure
Our experts can help you transition to a hybrid cloud solution without interruption and without the huge costs.