Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds
As the ever-changing economic, financial and technical environments pose new challenges for the business, hybrid cloud implementations are becoming increasingly common. A hybrid cloud is the combination of at least one private cloud with at least one public cloud-based infrastructure.
Hybrid cloud models allow for dynamic scalability to manage uneven user demand, and also allow the business to establish the most ideal cloud strategy for its unique business needs. Essentially, the business can leverage the ‘best of both worlds’ between private and public cloud infrastructures. It also allows the business to retain better control of the IT environment, yet still send non-mission-critical workloads to the public cloud to optimize scalability while minimizing cost.
THE MOVE TO A DYNAMIC DELIVERY MODEL
As businesses determine what systems and applications to move to the cloud, it’s important to assess what components should go where, and when, based on user and business requirements such as security and compliance. Ultimately, as organizations move from static delivery models to more dynamic, services-based delivery models leveraging hybrid IT approaches, IT can increasingly leverage both internal and external assets to better support evolving business demands.