Benefits of Hybrid Cloud for Businesses
The Cloud is here to stay! That is one statement that will hold true for the next few decades! The benefits that Cloud services provide can not be ignored by business, regardless of their size.
But what Cloud model do you go for? Public Cloud? Private Cloud? What about a Hybrid Cloud? Why not make the most of both worlds and reap the benefits?
But what is Hybrid Cloud, and how is it better? Let’s look into Hybrid Cloud a little further and see if it can help you decide which path you want to take.
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid Cloud means the cloud service operates across multiple cloud platforms whereby they operate and manage as one. There may be segregation in terms of workloads, but the company’s overall cloud capability exists on more than one cloud service.
Public clouds generally operate from 3rd party infrastructure, and private clouds use either on-prem or with an IaaS provider. However, during 2020 Azure had some innovative options to take the platform on-prem for companies that wanted to deploy the platform in their own private Cloud.
The technical stack and architecture setup of a Hybrid cloud can differ and is largely driven by the organisations needed.
What are Hybrid Cloud Benefits?
1. Taking back control: One of the public Cloud challenges is that you don’t have visibility of the underlying hardware and configuration. So there is a slight element of trust and risk. But employing a hybrid-cloud architecture, you can prioritise and classify workloads based on your requirements and risk profiles.
2. Full visibility of security architecture: Again, like the control aspect, the public Cloud forces you to leave security aspects of the vendor’s underlying infrastructure. Many people are ok with this as they assume that large companies will have the best configuration – but that must never be assumed.
3. Speed and performance: Having your Cloud means that you can control performance and capacity to a very granular level. With the public Cloud this capability is limited. Once again, ideal if you want to prioritise workloads and have better control of how they perform.
4. Better scalability: Whilst not an obvious one, running your own infrastructure means that you can scale and plan better and assign compute to specific workloads.
5. Lower cost: Contrary to popular belief, the CapEx/OpEx nature of on-prem and public clouds has some false assumptions. Public Cloud can be more expensive to manage and operate over the service term and is rarely cheaper than owning it yourself.
When Should I Consider Hybrid Cloud?
Your cloud strategy should define what your requirements are, and it is always recommended to perform a cost-benefit analysis and TCO on all solutions. Certain workloads and services are best placed in the Public Cloud but changing and intensive workloads often work out cheaper to run and operate on-premise.
If you require IT support or advice on cloud services, Teck Genius would be more than happy to assist.
If you like the sound of the ‘hands-off’ experience and having your IT and Cybersecurity taken care of by highly trained professionals, we would love to hear from you. Call our friendly team of experts on 0345 314 2001 for a relaxed chat about how we can make all this happen for you.
Alternatively, feel free to email us from our contact page here.
Our team is ready and waiting to help in any way they can.