What Is a Hybrid Cloud?

Cloud Services | May 7, 2019

Finding the right cloud solution for your business can be daunting – especially as more and more diverse options become available. To make sure you’re selecting the best possible solution for your users’ needs, let’s take a closer look at one of the most popular cloud computing choices on the market: hybrid cloud.  

Read on to learn more about what hybrid cloud computing, well, is, and how your IT infrastructure could stand to benefit from adopting a hybrid solution today.  

What Is a Hybrid Cloud? 

Essentially, a hybrid cloud is any computing environment that uses a combination of on-premise, private cloud software and arbiter-operated, public cloud services.  

Unlike traditional cloud computing – which uses either private or public software – a hybrid cloud commingles the two to create a system in which both on-site and third-party cloud services are set-up to work in tandem towards your goals.  

Why Hybrid Cloud? 

With all the specificity of an in-house system and the computing power of a public platform combined, a hybrid cloud offers you the best of both worlds 

Where some projects are better suited for a public cloud (such as short-term campaigns or other promotions), others (such as long-term projects or those involving proprietary materials) are much more aligned with the competencies of a dedicated platform. A hybrid cloud allows your business to apportion the right resources to each project, ultimately leading to better results.  

What Can a Hybrid Cloud Do for My Workplace? 

Not convinced? Other benefits of hybrid cloud computing include: 

  • Unmatched Scalability: Scaling your IT program to match the capabilities of your workplace takes an incredible amount of time and money. With a hybrid cloud, your infrastructure is set-up to allow your IT team to adjust processes as their workloads grow and change, leading to a more efficient system overall.  
  • Increased Security: As technology progresses, so too do the hackers that raid it. Hybrid cloud computing can give you – and your users – peace of mind by isolating particularly sensitive servers and projects from riskier public cloud environments, further protecting your data.  
  • Improved Connectivity: Concerns of distance or traffic-based connectivity problems are expected when using public cloud platforms. Hybrid cloud deployment can alleviate potential set-backs by spreading your workload between both on-premise and remote systems, keeping your productivity high and user stress to a minimum.  
  • Enhanced Resilience: Hybrid cloud solutions offer variability in recovery and contingency options in the face of disaster, allowing you to rest assured knowing your data can be backed up to either in-house or off-site systems.  
  • Cost-Effective Processes: Optimization is key when it comes to cloud technologies. By providing users the space to designate which projects are best suited to which platforms with hybrid cloud computing, your IT program can become that much more effective and, as a result, economical.  

Is a Hybrid Cloud Right for Me? 

Whether you’re new to cloud computing or looking for a way to update your current system, there’s no question that you should consider a hybrid cloud option. Offering incredible flexibility, security, and efficiency, it could just be the cloud solution your business needs.  

However, not all cloud storage solutions work for all IT programs. At EMPIST, we work with you to find the best cloud solutions for both your long and short-term business goals. To learn more about the cloud options we offer – and how they can fit your needs – visit us online today! 

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