Technology changes so quickly that it can be difficult to decide which is most important for your company to invest in today. One significant trend is moving company data to hybrid clouds. According to CloudTech, a hybrid cloud can be defined as: “a mash-up of on-premises and off-premises IT resources.” Since there is no exact ratio for how much information is stored in one cloud or the other, the amount of data in each cloud (public or private) can vary.
There are many reasons why companies decide to switch to hybrid cloud computing. Here are three reasons why this system can help your company.
1. Cost savings
It can be very expensive to keep everything on the private cloud, especially for larger companies with the need for more secret information. According to the CIOL Bureau, using a mix of both public and private clouds to store data saves your company money for IT costs, as they only pay for the services they require and will not need to invest in additional infrastructure.
2. Disaster Recovery
With two types of clouds, data could potentially be stored in two different locations. By putting important data on both clouds, it can still be accessed if the other source is hacked, making it an easier recovery process.
Information being stored on a public cloud is riskier with company IT departments having less of an influence on the data. By using the public cloud for the data that more people need to use and keeping the more confidential data on the private cloud, fewer people will be able to access the sensitive data.
Gartner has already predicted that by 2020 most companies will be using hybrid cloud computing for business. At MDL Technology, we can make sure you are using hybrid cloud computing in the most efficient manner for your company. Visit our website to learn how we can help you today!