As we already mentioned in other publications, the hybrid cloud was the big winner of the crisis unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The companies had to adapt their operations to an almost 100% remote in most cases, maintaining your local environments and deploying new ones in the cloud, actually a 55% migrates to the cloud for business agility. However, What do you need to know about hybrid cloud? Why is it gaining more and more prominence in institutions today??
The hybrid cloud is an environment of Cloud Computing that uses a mix of public and private clouds, as well as local environments. By allowing workloads to move between private clouds, local and public clouds as needs change, hybrid cloud offers companies greater flexibility and more deployment options of data.
Nowadays, one fifth of institutions have a hybrid multi-cloud model. This usage is expected to increase 28% in the next 2 years. To 2022, Hybrid cloud companies are expected to account for half of solutions, more of 40% of what they represent today.
Source: Harvard Business Review
Hybrid cloud is particularly valuable for dynamic or highly changing workloads. As an example, a transactional ordering system with significant spikes in demand is a good candidate for a hybrid cloud. The application can be opened in a private cloud using the public cloud to access additional computing resources when communication demands peak.. Connecting public and private cloud resources requires a hybrid cloud environment.
But despite its benefits, hybrid cloud can present technical business and management challenges.
The main challenge is the integration and administration necessary to create a cloud experience that is local and vice versa..
Source: Harvard Business Review
When and why is hybrid cloud chosen?
Hybrid environments are used because they offer more flexibility, scalability and security about other types of hosting.
Some of the main advantages of the hybrid cloud are:
- Higher data speed. Hybrid clouds can be configured to keep essential data on private rather than public servers, which greatly improves loading times and data transfer speeds.
- Improved security. Sensitive data can be protected on private servers with many layers of security. encryption which can only be entered internally, while non-sensitive data and applications can be accessed through public servers.
- Decrease in spending. Using the public cloud for applications that do not require security improves costs, since it is more economical in the long term.
The hybrid cloud also has the added benefit of being able to move resources from the heaviest processes through a separate public or private cloud network., greatly improving local network operations.
At the same time, in an environment where companies need to adapt and innovate, a hybrid or multi-cloud approach is increasingly the rule.
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Hybrid and hybrid multi-cloud models require new skills, processes and approaches to be effective. This is why a long-term business strategy and commitment is needed.. The cloud can be a turning point in companies and more and more companies are adopting it as a response to the current crisis and as a way to anticipate future crises.
On this way, Identifying a strategic partner can be a key differential when migrating and mitigating risks.
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