• Christopher Carter

The Cloud Helpers Blog Series - Hybrid Clouds

Welcome to our new blog series, The Cloud Helpers. This series will focus on cloud computing topics and help you understand how the cloud can impact your business today and in the future. The first topic today focuses on the Hybrid Cloud.

What is the Hybrid Cloud?

A hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. The goal is to combine services and data from a variety of cloud models to create a unified, automated, and well-managed computing environment.

Combining public services with private clouds and the data center as a hybrid is the new definition of corporate computing. Not all companies that use some public and some private cloud services have a hybrid cloud. Rather, a hybrid cloud is an environment where the private and public services are used together to create value.

Examples of a hybrid cloud environment:

  • If a company uses a public development platform that sends data to a private cloud or a data center–based application.

  • When a company leverages several SaaS (Software as a Service) applications and moves data between private or data center resources.

  • When a business process is designed as a service so that it can connect with environments as though they were a single environment.

Why is the Hybrid Cloud important for your business?

The Hybrid Cloud enables the enterprise to allocate its data, applications, and other computing resources to either its own dedicated private cloud or to third-party public cloud infrastructures. This flexibility helps organizations achieve a wide range of business goals, including efficiency, availability, reliability, security, and cost efficiency.

A hybrid cloud architecture also allows balance between the differing demands of infrastructure and business. On the one hand, because it uses technology already in place for an organization’s private cloud, a hybrid cloud environment enables technology executives to ensure that their on-premises infrastructure continues to deliver a return on investment.

On the other hand, because it leverages the public cloud, a hybrid cloud allows companies to capitalize on the many benefits the public cloud offers. These benefits often include cost efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.

Want to learn more?

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