Hybrid Cloud solutions
A hybrid cloud solution, as the name suggests uses both private and public clouds.
With a hybrid solution, your own IT department manages part of the cloud and the rest is managed off-site.
This combination is designed in a way that both platforms can interact without problems, and data and apps run easily from one to another.
Hybrid cloud has two types of architecture:
The first one is known as Cloud burst where you use private cloud as primary cloud for store and run all your apps from a secure environment. But when the demand increases, you can start using public cloud, so you won’t have to invest in new servers or infrastructure.
A hybrid multi-cloud approach can offer optimal visibility, flexibility and customer service, as well as financial efficiency. It may involve consolidating systems and migrating data.The difficulty of this task depends on the cloud provider. Many small cloud and SaaS providers are recognising the huge sales potential of easy migration.
When to Use Hybrid Cloud
A Hybrid cloud solution is an excellent choice for businesses that need to combine the advantages of both private cloud and public cloud .
For example, a bank needs to keep all the critical data related to clients highly secure (such as the credit card credentials and login to bank account credentials). However, this bank needs to archive all the non-critical data of the previous 10 years related to accounting, employees vacations and bank social activities, etc as a requirement of compliance. The bank can take advantage of the public cloud cheap storage to archive 10 years of non-critical data. At the same time, it can keep the critical data in the headquarters by using it only on the private cloud.
Furthermore, a hybrid cloud system is perfect for a business that needs to manage business-related data (such as customer files) in house but wants to store less-sensitive information with a third party.
- Not always easy to Implement
- Capital Expenditure CapEx and (Operational Expenditure) OpEx
- Security Concerns due to 3rd Party Involvement
- Compatibility and Data Integration
A more cost-effective model for large and growing organisations is the multi-cloud model, which combines services from many public cloud providers and may include private clouds as well. Hosted software as a service (SaaS) products can be part of a multi-cloud model, too. According to the Nutanix study, multi-cloud is now the most commonly deployed IT environment, with adoption expected to jump from 36% to 64% in the next three years.