Hybrid cloud is becoming more and more popular with organizations looking to take advantage the benefits offered by both, public cloud and private cloud platforms.
Companies deploying a fully integrated hybrid approach can maximize their efficiencies by employing public cloud services for all non-sensitive operations, while relying on a private cloud where they require greater security.
StrataCore can help to bring clarity to this marketplace and vet the best cloud-based solution for your specific business and infrastructure needs.
Hybrid cloud models can be implemented in a number of ways, including:
• Separate cloud providers team up to provide both private and public services as an integrated service
• Individual cloud providers offer a complete hybrid package
• Organizations who manage their own private cloud or data center can add a public cloud service which they integrate into their infrastructure
In practice, an organization could implement hybrid cloud to host their e-commerce website within a private cloud, where it is secure and scalable, but their brochure site in a public cloud, where it is more cost effective (and security is less of a concern).
Alternatively, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, could follow the hybrid cloud model and provide a financial business with storage for client data within a private cloud, but then allow collaboration on project planning documents in the public cloud - where they can be accessed by multiple users from any convenient location.
A hybrid cloud configuration can offer its users the following features - scalability, cost efficiencies, security, and flexibility.