In the purest sense, the hybrid cloud is truly a game changer with undeniable benefits, with many having moved or are considering moving to the platform due to the limitations of operating in either a solely private or public cloud environment.
So what exactly makes it so great?
First, a little background.
When cloud-based data centers came into existence, IT administrators saw them as a great way to use computing power as a utility. One could demand as much storage, RAM, CPUs and application instances as one wanted. The cloud would even expand and contract to provide the varying number users with the resources they needed.
However, that said, a public cloud-based application can encounter some significant security and performance issues. For that reason, some IT developers began to look to a hybrid cloud platform for their applications.
So what is it that makes this next evolution in cloud computing so compelling? Let’s check out some of the key benefits of hybrid cloud according to Rackspace.
Fit for purpose
While finding a one-size-fits-all solution for every use case is nearly impossible, utilizing a hybrid cloud certainly makes things a little easier. Businesses often have different sets of requirements for different types of applications, and more often than not, a hybrid cloud offers the most relevant solution to meeting these needs.
It’s really about matching the right solution to the right job. Public cloud, private cloud and dedicated servers are combined and work together seamlessly as one platform. It substantially minimises trade-offs and breaks down technical barriers to get maximum benefit and improved performance from each component, thereby allowing you to focus on driving your business forward.
Hybrid cloud benefits are easily quantifiable. By connecting dedicated or on-premises resources to cloud components, businesses can experience an average reduction in overall IT costs.
By leveraging the benefits of hybrid cloud, your business can reduce overall total cost of ownership and improve cost efficiency by more closely matching your cost pattern to your revenue/demand pattern – and in the process move your business from a capital-intensive cost model to an opex-based one.
The security of customer transactions and personal information is always of prime importance for any business. By combining dedicated and cloud resources, businesses can address many security and compliance concerns.
With the hybrid cloud, businesses can place their secure customer data on a dedicated server, and combine the high performance and scalability of the cloud to allow them to conduct business and transact payments online all within one seamless, agile and secure environment.
Driving innovation and future proofing your business
Making the move to hybrid cloud could be the biggest step you take toward future proofing your business and ensuring you remain at the vanguard of innovation in your market.
Hybrid cloud gives your business access to vast public cloud resources, the ability to test new capabilities and technologies swiftly, and the chance to get to market faster without huge upfront investment.
At MDL Technology, we possess a proven expertise in managing cloud-based applications. Your find out how we can help you manage your public, private or hybrid cloud-based application. After all, you want to be concentrating on your business and not your IT infrastructure!