More businesses are moving towards the Cloud for their data needs everyday. As explained in a previous blog post, companies typically choose private or public Clouds but they might lack the flexibility and control for their needs. This is where hybrid Clouds can offer an ideal solution for their IT and data needs. First, let’s get a basic understanding of what a hybrid cloud is.
What is a Hybrid Cloud?
Just like a fork in the road, businesses typically choose two different options for their data needs, either public or private clouds. For public clouds, businesses can host all of their data and software on shared physical hardware owned by third-party service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This option offers lots of choices and attractive prices, but it’s a major risk for highly sensitive data and security noncompliance. While private clouds were developed to offer dedicated and secure access, businesses wanted to support and integrated data between different cloud for more capacity and improved performance. That’s how the hybrid cloud was born, and it’s now becoming the most popular Cloud model for businesses.
A hybrid Cloud is to a combination of public, private, or on-premise Cloud servers. Each server has some integration and automation between them, but they operate independently. There’s no one size fits all for hybrid clouds with each model being completely different and customized to fit the business’s needs. The ultimate goal for this model is creating a secure and automated environment that’s productive and scalable for businesses as they evolve. Here’s a few reasons why hybrid clouds are becoming the ideal choice for businesses.
Benefits of Hybrid Clouds
1. More Control
Rather than having a third-party cloud provider handle every aspect of your data infrastructure, businesses can easily customize more of their needs in a hybrid cloud. This helps staff retain control over critical data and day-to-day operations. If changes need to be made, hybrid clouds are much easier to reconfigure and make adjustments where necessary.
Integrating your existing infrastructure to a hybrid cloud offers an effective option to extend your capabilities in the Cloud. Businesses can even implement data automation within the cloud, making it easy to increase or decrease resources whenever necessary. It’s a great way to continue managing current business requirements while supporting future growth for your company.
3. Lower IT Costs
Hybrid cloud solution can be more expensive to set up and implement, but there’s lower costs in the long run. By storing critical data in the private portion of the cloud, businesses can save money from migrating assets from one cloud provider to another. In addition, public clouds can become expensive if you need to upgrade or change service.
4. Improved Security
Data security is a major challenge for any business, and public clouds are too risky for critical business and customer data. Hybrid clouds can leverage the security of a private cloud with the performance of a public cloud and implement security measures to ensure the data is as safe and secure as possible.
5. Disaster Recovery
Businesses should always have access to their data, even during times of disaster. Hybrid clouds are valuable for businesses because critical data can be replicated to backup clouds in a different location, preventing potential downtime and substantial costs with these types of events.
6. Better Customer Experience
Hybrid clouds allow businesses to respond quicker and better to customer needs and requests. They can develop and test new products and services faster than ever before, offering the best customer service experience. In addition, the faster performance helps gather better feedback from customers by acquiring relevant data faster to serve their needs.
The hybrid cloud is an ideal solution for businesses that want the best of both worlds that offers superior performance, more privacy, and less costs. Its wide array of benefits can help businesses reach their goals and provide better service. If you’re looking to switch over to Cloud, don’t hesitate to call us at 808-237-5000 or request a FREE consultation today.
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