Cloud technology has made its way through the business world. However, some businesses have been reluctant to make a complete switch to a public cloud infrastructure and have instead, continued using on-site infrastructure and servers.
An attractive option for businesses interested in using cloud technology without the complete reliance on the cloud is by using the hybrid cloud.
Working on the Hybrid Cloud
A hybrid cloud features services from a public cloud provider within a private cloud platform. This uses an encrypted connection which allows movement of data and applications between the public and private cloud infrastructures.
It’s important to remember that utilizing a hybrid cloud isn’t as straightforward as creating a connection between two servers. The server utilizes cloud services for businesses, such as an enterprise content management (ECM) software. There are cloud management platforms designed specifically for hybrid cloud development.
Hybrid Cloud Benefits
One of the primary benefits of using the hybrid cloud is the ability to use private infrastructure, which helps reduce the latency and access time for on-premises data. When an outage occurs, and a business is entirely dependent on the cloud, the organization’s functions may come to a screeching halt. With the hybrid cloud, there is less of a chance that severe interruptions will create problems for the company.
Another benefit of the hybrid cloud is that the bandwidth and computing power is scalable. When there is a hybrid cloud arrangement in use is that the high computing demand on-site may spill over into the public cloud when and if demand exceeds what the local infrastructure can provide. In a way, having the public cloud available is like having the ability to instantly scale up bandwidth and computing power.
There is also some evidence to suggest that using a hybrid cloud lowers costs because of the available flexibility in design. For tasks like archival storage, the hybrid cloud may offer the ability to use server-grade SSDs that eliminate the need to use backup tapes.
The hybrid cloud is seen by many as being a safe and secure option. There are many benefits of using the cloud, including scalability, flexibility, and a cost-effective price. A hybrid cloud approach helps businesses take advantage of those benefits.
Moving to the Hybrid Cloud with Vergent
From instantly scalable computing power to reliable data storage, hybrid cloud technology gives businesses the opportunity to use the cloud without making a complete migration. With the hybrid cloud, a company that has already put money into developing its own secure, on-site infrastructure can take advantage of the benefits of cloud technology without fully retiring its servers.
If you are ready to make the switch to the hybrid cloud, the experts at Vergent can help plan a cost-effective and efficient plan. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of working with Vergent and developing a hybrid cloud strategy.