03-23-21 | Blog Post
Defining What Hybrid Cloud Is
A hybrid cloud computing environment is a mixture of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud/virtual private cloud environments with orchestration utilized to connect the platforms as seamlessly as possible. Orchestrated interconnectivity is the mainstay of hybrid cloud, it’s how workloads are shared and shifted, management is consolidated, and processes coordinated. According to a 2021 Flexera report “eighty four percent [of enterprises] are taking a hybrid approach, combining the use of public and private clouds.”
What are the Situations that Demand Hybrid Cloud?
Data performs best and provides the greatest value when it is put in an environment that optimizes its usage, delivery, and safe keeping. Usage and delivery are governed by various requirements including storage, connectivity, security and cost. Multiple applications and processes can use the same data but may require different access, parsing, and administration. Hybrid cloud matches the performance, storage, and security requirements of the application and workload to the appropriate cloud and infrastructure type while maintaining a single management entity. Here are the situations that benefit most from hybrid cloud:
The designs and decisions you make for hybrid cloud architectures, security and economics are complex issues. Whether you are researching or executing a hybrid cloud strategy, Otava can help. Visit our cloud page to learn more, and reach out to us to discuss which cloud environment is best for your business.
3 Key Benefits of Hybrid Cloud: According to the 2019 State of the Cloud report, 94 percent of organizations surveyed are using cloud, and 28 percent prioritize hybrid cloud.
Is Hybrid Cloud Right for Your Business? Hybrid cloud represents an ideal approach to capitalize on the scalability of public and private cloud, combined with the control of on-premises hardware, for an increasing number of organizations exploring the future of their network architecture.
Achieving Compliance in a Hybrid Cloud: According to the 2019 Flexera State of the Cloud report, the number of enterprises with a hybrid cloud strategy (one that combines both public and private clouds) grew to 58 percent for 2019, up from 51 percent in 2018. While the growing trend is exciting, it can create some anxiety around how to maintain compliance across the environment.