The hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud computing service that uses both the private cloud and the third-party public cloud, as well as on-premise solutions. We take a deeper look into the advantages hybrid cloud hosting offers versus the public or private-only counterparts.
Balanced use of IT resources
A hybrid cloud environment strikes a good balance between having your entire IT infrastructure on the premises and outsourcing all storage and functionality to the cloud, whether you opt for a public multi-tenant cloud hosting or a private dedicated server to hold your data processing.
Therefore, a hybrid solution represents a welcome compromise if you are hesitant or have not made the complete move to the cloud, are looking at using multiple clouds to store and process your data, or want to integrate the organisation’s physical infrastructure with cloud solutions.
Collaborative and flexible environment
Hybrid cloud hosting solutions are open to a multitude of collaborative network infrastructure and data centers. The cloud hosting environment is created in such a way that it can virtually access multiple resources, dedicated servers, and separate clouds according to your requirements.
Imagine your resources hosted on various platforms and readily accessible whenever you need it. You could host some information on one or more public cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services, and have your most sensitive data allocated to a separate private cloud on a dedicated server that is used only by your organisation, enhancing data security.
Although both public and private cloud structures operate independently from each other, communication is enabled over an encrypted connection, allowing a flexible transfer of applications and data from one platform to the other.
Workload Leverage and Control
There are no limits to what hybrid clouds can achieve when it comes to leveraging your organisation’s workload. A hybrid model enables IT decision makers to exercise more control over the specific public or private cloud components as needed, for different purposes.
For example, you could make use of a cloud environment to store data and use a different cloud for computing and processing capabilities. You could extend more processing power from private cloud to the public cloud rather than building a separate private entity, especially on an ad-hoc need basis. In another scenario, you could leverage the public cloud in failover circumstances if the workload exceeds the private cloud capability.
In conclusion, different workloads and processing power required by the organisation will determine the right mix of cloud hosting solutions.