According to the latest Gartner report, 90% of organisations committed to digital transformation will be actively adopting some hybrid cloud service by 2022. Your company is likely to be among them.
The implementation of a hybrid cloud model, though, is not as easy as it sounds. Not everyone’s cloud journey is the same, and a hybrid cloud strategy should rely on the best choice of cloud platforms, data storage, servers and virtual machines (VMs) deployments.
Why a Hybrid Cloud Environment?
Hybrid cloud environments have the unique advantage of allowing workloads to shift between public and private clouds as business demands and cost pressures change, giving businesses like yours more flexibility to work with.
The cloud is known as an enabler of flexibility and mobility, unlike the traditional on-premise server hosting. Moving workloads around from one cloud to another maximises storage usage and efficiency, streamlines operations, and reduces IT costs.
A hybrid cloud strategy relies on a mix of on-premises, public cloud, and private cloud that best fits the specific needs of your business. Each environment has its advantages, from seamless data migration to data processing power, from scalability to security.
Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that’s simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate.
The main advantage of the hybrid strategy is the control businesses need to operate and grow at the speed they want. Your company can choose how to optimise its IT investments by opting for the best hosting for critical data and workloads across multiple platforms and vendors, minimising potential risks regarding data management and vendor lock-in.
If your business is not cloud-native, the hybrid cloud model can accommodate the legacy on-premises infrastructure by linking the existing data centre with the public or private cloud, allowing data to be transferred among these platforms.
Ideally, companies will want their sensitive data benefiting from secure storage with multiple encryption levels, which is not always cost-effective to implement with traditional on-premise infrastructure, hence the cloud system advantage.
Choosing the most profitable and feasible hybrid strategy should consider the advantages and challenges of all types of clouds in terms of everyday workload functionality, computing power, storage, scalability, data access and security, business continuity and data recovery.
Strategix’s hybrid cloud solutions can link dedicated servers, separate clouds, fail-over sites for disaster recovery, on-premise data centres, and virtually any other infrastructure instance via on-demand VMware IaaS that delivers performance and scalability.
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