In this post, we will explain better how the hybrid cloud works and why it is a good idea to anticipate and adopt this solution in your company. Continue reading and check it out!
What is hybrid cloud?
The hybrid cloud addresses a method for leveraging the advantages of the two clouds referenced intelligently. As a rule, this sort of infrastructure combines, in a single climate, all the protection and customization benefits of the confidential cloud with the expense decrease and adaptability of the public cloud.
In other words, it fills in as follows: while opting for a hybrid infrastructure, an organization puts part of its administrations and information in the confidential cloud and another part in the public cloud. This makes it conceivable to store more delicate and classified information in an internal climate, with the goal that it is safeguarded against unapproved access and against endeavors at invasion and information burglary by programmers.
At the same time, however, the company is able to host less critical files on a public network. As if that weren’t enough, it is also possible to set access passwords for all documents.
In this model, financial transactions and other sensitive information, in addition to critical services, can be hosted in the private part of the system, while the public part receives other basic services and tasks that are not confidential. This means that the most important files are protected by the firewall and other access restrictions, while other services can take advantage of the portability of the public cloud.
The reason why hybrid cloud has been increasingly sought after, according to Dow consultancy reports and other organizations, is its flexibility. After all, each corporation can choose a format from this “mix”, opting for the most appropriate one for their needs and sizing their security, scalability and elasticity demands in detail.
Still in this context, it is worth highlighting that budget is also a determining factor in this choice. In practice, the hybrid cloud allows businesses to deploy workloads in private environments or public clouds and migrate data between them according to the organization’s needs and preferences.
By the way, another very interesting advantage of the hybrid cloud is the possibility of carrying out so-called Cloud Bursting — which we will discuss later.
What are the advantages of hybrid cloud for a company?
It is worth expanding this discussion further to mention other advantages that IT — and, in fact, other sectors in general — have access to in their daily lives when investing in the hybrid cloud. Next, see which are the main ones!
Customization for specific demands
The idea of the hybrid cloud is exactly to provide more power to adapt the supply of resources than is possible in a single cloud public, but without losing its practicality. In this sense, the intention is for IT to plan and implement a system private based on the needs and growth objectives of the specific business. This will guide investment in computers, servers, peripherals, etc.
With this, the company gains the platform it needs not only to deal with the present, but also to grow in the future. With this concern, IT becomes responsible for a new digital and competitive phase in the market.
What is the security level of the hybrid cloud? The most common configuration of this cloud involves facilitating access and availability of routine assets in the public cloud and even more control over confidential and sensitive files in the private cloud.
This way, your company will have the best of both worlds. In other words, there will be agility and productivity in the use of all tools security, which will allow proactive monitoring of the network and a quick response to any potential threat.
Even betting on a private cloud, the cost of this type of structure is much lower than maintaining the entire system on-premise. This happens because, in addition to relying on the public part of the cloud to reduce costs, the partnership with providers makes it possible for you to always have a updated infrastructure, without the need to involve large investments. In fact, maintenance is much simpler and cheaper.
Another reflection of this constant update is that good cloud providers value delivering good performance above all else. This is true in the public model and, especially, in the private cloud.
On one hand, you will have quick access and, on the other, an exclusive link to important data. In practice, this is an incredible gain for the company’s productivity, both in relation to technological management itself and with regard to its delivery to the customer.
Control of information
In addition to security, this type of information segmentation between public cloud and private cloud is the big secret to maintaining an intelligent data architecture in the hybrid cloud. With this type of hierarchy, you can better manage access credentials and prioritize monitoring the most important sectors of your database.
Facilitated access, performance, integration and agility: all of this contributes to the formation of an innovative and collaborative company. In other words, the more synchronized employees are, the more they will be able to interact with the entire production flow and, of course, optimize their own tasks.
Help in decision making
It is not only in productivity that the hybrid cloud brings innovation to the company. In fact, this collaboration between departments creates a broader business view and allows data analysis from various points of view in favor of innovative strategies and more objective decision-making.
The cloud is responsible for this, and the hybrid model optimizes this process. Your company now has more security, a customized database for your needs and much more control over the use of this information for the good of the business.
Why do companies implement hybrid cloud?
Companies typically deal with more complex and numerous demands compared to individual users. Therefore, one of the reasons for these organizations to opt for a hybrid model is the capacity they obtain to meet peak periods.
In practice, it becomes possible to reinforce operations without having to deal with the costs of over-provisioning your own resources data centers in relation to peaks in demand. Furthermore, the hybrid cloud allows managers to balance and enjoy the main functionalities of both the public and private cloud, as seen.
Corporations that prefer this model will then be able to count on the scalability of the public version and access to documents and systems stored in the private cloud. This is valid even in cases where the Internet connection fails or is not present.
This way, it will be much easier to balance demands and optimize the organization’s resources. This will result in a significant reduction in spending on the IT structure — we will talk more about this in the next topic.
As if that weren’t enough, the hybrid model is ideal for companies that are still beginning their digital transformation processes and want to start using the cloud computing.
After all, as the business is “in its infancy” in its digital processes, there is nothing better than starting its entry into the world of the cloud with an option that combines the best features of two different models instead of starting with a choice that deprives it of certain benefits. . Still in this context, we can mention other reasons why a company generally decides to start using or migrate its cloud to the hybrid model:
- dynamic workloads, which change frequently;
- need to separate critical workloads from those that are less sensitive;
- need to use data analysis tools and technologies and adata driven approach, such as Big Data, exploiting the resources of the public cloud, but keeping work secure in the private cloud;
- progressive migration to the public cloud;
- need to increase processing capacity for some specific projects;
- search for flexibility for the future, exploring the characteristics of public and private models.