What is Hybrid Cloud and Why Should You Make the Switch?

Hybrid cloud refers to a cloud infrastructure environment which is a mix of public and private cloud solutions. For instance, apps and data workloads share the same resources between public and private cloud. Organizations can use private cloud environments for their IT workloads and complement infrastructure with public cloud. Instead of organizations buying their own hardware (servers, storage, networking equipment) and maintaining their own data center, which comes with a significant cost and entails cooling, power, and adequate space for equipment, resources are accessed through the cloud.

Advantages of Hybrid cloud for business organizations include:

  • High reliability as services are distributed across multiple data centers.
  • Scalability of public cloud is achieved without exposing sensitive IT workloads.
  • Improved security posture as sensitive IT workloads are running on a dedicated resource in private clouds.

Some limitations of Hybrid cloud can be costly and additional infrastructure complexity is introduced as organizations usually operate and manage a mix of public and private cloud architecture.

Why Should You Switch to Hybrid Cloud?

Complete hybrid cloud allows for more architectural flexibility and portfolios that enable you to place workloads where they make sense. You can also align your architecture so it can take advantage of performance requirements that only dedicated servers are able to offer. You have more technical control with custom network segmentation, giving you the ability to logically and physically segment your architecture where it’s needed.

When you’ve decided to make the switch to hybrid cloud, know that you are making a great decision for your organization, especially with better security. Concerns with security in cloud technology is common, but a hybrid portfolio eases these concerns by allowing you to choose dedicated servers and network devices that can isolate or restrict access. At last, your devices can be configured so dedicated and cloud servers are able to communicate on a private network ultimately turning two separate servers into a single integrated architecture.

To learn more about hybrid cloud solutions and how it can benefit your organization, connect with one of our experts today.