IT leaders are quickly discovering the value of the hybrid cloud. The allure of elastic compute and storage capacity has opened minds. A myriad of other capabilities are available through this cloud technology that can help organizations resolve long lists of operational woes and satisfy the backlog of business requests more quickly.
As data continues to expand, planning for it becomes increasingly challenging. Through use of a hybrid cloud, essential data can be housed securely on the private side. The information is defended from general Internet users, yet can be accessed easily by company employees who need to see it.
Less sensitive data can be stored on the less expensive public side, including files for marketing or educating potential customers or other members of the general public. In either case, cloud storage is quite cost effective.
Save on Labor
Building a data center is expensive and time consuming. Using a hybrid cloud is an easy way to leverage a vendor’s equipment and services instead of making a capital investment and housing huge racks of hardware. The provider maintains and manages the servers and systems, alleviating the need to pay costly technical experts for commodity resources.
In addition, hybrid cloud could be used to run operational applications or to provide Platform as a Service (PaaS) to create business apps without the investment or challenge of managing a full development environment. Developers can focus on writing code instead of configuring stacks.
As the company grows, its needs for storage and bandwidth also increase. In a traditional on-premise hardware solution, additional equipment must be purchased, installed, and provisioned. A hybrid cloud environment eliminates this hassle and cost. Added storage is very easy for the vendor to provide, and the performance of the system will not be compromised by lengthy migration projects.
Consider the vast amounts of data that the Internet of Things (IoT) is already producing in its infant stages. Every byte of information must be stored or processed for some type of consumption. Without such a flexible method of expanding or streamlining the capacity of the network, the IoT phenomenon would pile on an already daunting data explosion.
Establishing a comprehensive reporting mechanism in the cloud will not only aid in health-checking the apps and storage in the cloud, but may help with legacy infrastructure as well. Many vendors offer effective solutions for monitoring the performance and behavior of company networks.
The evolution of networks, big data, and web applications has created a demand for cloud services. Hybrid cloud is a powerful way to bundle security, scalability, cost reduction, and analytics into a comprehensive solution.
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