The three big reasons to shift to hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud models have quickly become a go-to option for businesses in digital transformation.
It’s easy to see why. Hybrid cloud delivers many advantages particularly in terms of flexibility and mobility of data and workloads. In a hybrid cloud environment, workload and management are spread across a private cloud (generally on premises) and public cloud environments.
The big draw of adopting a hybrid cloud model is this streamlined connection. It enables teams to enjoy the benefits of both cloud structures while reducing risk and maintaining privacy. It also facilitates better business continuity in the event of a system failure and supports more efficient remote working for teams.
Take a look at the three key ways having a hybrid cloud can streamline the workload in your business.
When your business is growing you need infrastructure that enables you to respond quickly to change. It’s important for security, risk management and customer service. A hybrid cloud model enables your company to automatically increase capacity and balance workloads as needed. Your business gains the flexibility to scale-up at will as well as test and launch new apps quickly. Security updates can also be rolled out immediately.
Working in an optimised hybrid cloud environment ultimately grants organisations and employees more control over their data without the requirement of making the frequent technical decisions about how they are working. Combining the automation options of hybrid cloud with the performance to meet the demands of the business is a sure path to achieving efficiency.
2. Business Continuity
The cost of downtime to a business isn’t just a loss of revenue and customer dissatisfaction. Brand damage is a much less considered and longer lasting effect of systems failure. Today’s business environment presents challenges to IT teams to maintain business continuity. After all, how long can your business afford to be unresponsive? One day? One week? Having a clear plan for your business around Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is key to ensuring your business can recover quickly from a data loss or breach.
Hybrid clouds are a key component in maintaining business continuity. Not only can they quickly scale up to handle additional workload but they also hold backups of critical data and apps that can be accessed in the event of a major failure. While this may not eliminate downtime, it significantly reduces risk by delivering minimal downtime for critical functions. Pair this with robust data protection systems and you’ll have the safeguards that put your business on the front foot in the event of a disaster.
3. Support for remote working
A huge benefit of using a hybrid cloud environment is the support it offers for remote working. Regardless of whether you use a hybrid or single cloud structure, the ability for employees to logon from anywhere has never been more critical. Hybrid cloud structures give you the ability to deploy more apps, devices, data and security as the demand from remote teams grows.
In a hybrid cloud, businesses enjoy the benefits of global access to the company network via the public cloud, while retaining sensitive data and applications in private cloud servers. These private clouds can still be accessed offsite but provide an additional layer of security as needed.
A hybrid cloud gives businesses the control they need with the streamlined performance and management required to move quickly in today’s market. By pushing large jobs into the public cloud where they can be handled efficiently, and retaining more sensitive workloads on private cloud servers, employees can continue to work seamlessly from anywhere in the world.
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