Hybrid cloud is no longer an emerging trend – it’s now reshaping how organisations will function now and in the future. If you’re not yet across it, in a nutshell, it’s all about enabling businesses to meld on premise, private and public cloud capabilities and allowing for the share of data and app migration between different clouds.
Taking a hybrid approach allows IT teams to become more agile and efficient as they manage changing business needs. So why should you switch to a hybrid cloud? Here are the top 5 reasons.
1. Meet your scalability requirements
With a hybrid cloud, businesses can choose the best cloud to run each job and manage critical app data – both of which are increasingly important, as there’s no way to define what cloud is best for a company’s needs.
For example, if an application has unpredictable demand characteristics or highly dynamic usage patterns, public cloud services that are more elastic in nature may fit the bill.
2. Cost savings by converging Clouds
If you’re trying to keep IT costs down, a hybrid model has the potential to provide greater economic control, while helping teams manage their multi-cloud environments.
In the same way you can converge different IT silos or resources in your private cloud, you can now converge clouds. This means IT departments can treat multiple clouds – public, private and distributed as one cohesive IT operating environment.
3. Meeting Security and Compliance Needs
Data security is front of mind for all businesses. For some industries protecting data is absolutely critical – it must be tightly governed and cannot live outside their own infrastructure, making public clouds no use to them. Having a hybrid
option gives them flexibility. Many businesses are now realising the hybrid cloud is the most secure option.
4. Flexibility and agility
Many IT pros are enjoying how hybrid cloud provides interoperability between cloud types. It allows businesses to use one kind of cloud, then switch later to another cloud if there’s a more efficient option. On occasion, you might need rapid access to IT services and to meet these demands you may need a public cloud – but you can change.
5. Enhanced Mobility for Apps and Data
Many businesses are now seeing app mobility across cloud environments as “essential” because it’s critical for managing resources and costs. Customers are asking for real-world app and data mobility across their hybrid cloud infrastructure. They want to migrate applications and data to the best cloud and have the ability to change again when business conditions change.
As more IT departments converge private and public cloud operations, new challenges are sure to arise, but the benefits of hybrid cloud – agility, cost and resource efficiencies, plus app and data mobility – will help organisations find the right balance to meet ever-changing needs.
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