What is hybrid cloud?
Hybrid cloud has become a popular computing model in recent times. Find out all you need to know, including its features, pros and cons
As computing needs evolve, enterprises continuously find it difficult to scale their business offerings on private or on-premises computing environments. That’s why there are third-party or public cloud providers to enable businesses to carry out larger computational workloads.
However, there are situations where companies may wish to combine private cloud or on-premises infrastructure and public cloud to create a single, flexible, cost-effective computing environment infrastructure. This is where the hybrid cloud comes to play.
A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing framework where private cloud, on-premises infrastructure and public cloud blend to serve as a single computing ecosystem. It is a cloud architecture that integrates some level of workload portability, storage, network orchestration and management across two or more cloud computing environments.
A hybrid cloud typically involves orchestrating a computing workflow that synchronizes an enterprise’s on-premises data center, private or public cloud, and other private assets such as edge devices. With a hybrid cloud, enterprises can model a computing architecture that allows them the flexibility to deploy workloads on private and public clouds as seamlessly as possible.
Benefits of hybrid cloud
Under private cloud infrastructure, businesses face many obstacles when trying to scale their workloads. For instance, if a need for expansion arises, enterprises will need to commit a lot of finance to make that work; they may need to purchase more physical machines, which must be installed and maintained at extra cost.
However, this bottleneck is removed with a hybrid cloud, as businesses can easily rely on the public cloud to add more computational power to their IT system. In other words, a hybrid cloud removes the need to purchase extra servers for on-premises infrastructure, as businesses can easily utilize the resources provided by a public cloud service.
Every business owner wishes to be in total control of their entire business infrastructure, and the hybrid cloud offers a great deal of that. Through a hybrid cloud environment, businesses can avoid leaving all of their IT infrastructure in the hands of a third-party cloud provider. In addition, a hybrid cloud will also make it possible for businesses to determine how to customize the private side of their cloud infrastructure when adjustments need to be made.
Another good side of a hybrid cloud is that latency can easily be reduced by optimizing infrastructure with edge computing. Since businesses have the advantage of controlling their own network infrastructure, they can easily simplify how data is transferred and processed within the computing ecosystem.
This is not to say that the hybrid cloud is faster than a public cloud environment. However, the point is that a hybrid cloud offers the flexibility that makes it possible to customize operations in the most efficient way possible.
Through the hybrid cloud, businesses can better control the security measures they can apply to their IT system while benefiting from the bigger computing power that a public cloud brings. In addition, with the public cloud being a major target for hackers, organizations can save their enterprise by adapting quality security practices they deem necessary to their private cloud without losing the gains of the public cloud.
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