Is your business using hybrid cloud computing as part of a comprehensive IT strategy? If so, you are probably receiving the benefits of this flexible and diverse option. The middle ground between keeping all infrastructure on site and sending all compute functions to the cloud, hybrid cloud is the happy medium of the cloud computing world. If you aren’t yet using this strategy, read on to learn how your company can leverage the following four benefits of hyrbid cloud.
4 Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Computing
- 1. Native Virtualization:
The hybrid cloud model is set up so your company can access a variety of public cloud services designed to further business activities (such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services), but is only accessible for use to those within a specified organization. Contracts are negotiated by companies and services are allotted based on their needs.
- 2. Pay Only What You Need
Cloud services can greatly reduce costs because instead of paying for large and expensive infrastructure and equipment (in addition to a technician on-hand to solve issues as they arise), businesses are only responsible for paying for services they need and the space they have allotted. If you’re unsure about how to create a comprehensive strategy that fits your needs, contact us; our experienced IT leaders are happy to help!
- 3. Enable Flexibility
Hosting all compute infrastructure on site can not only be costly, but can create problems should data loss or issues arise. If this happens, a company will benefit from having the support of a hybrid cloud provider. In addition to being able to solve problems remotely without a technician on site, many platforms can help reduce unplanned downtime and provide support should your computational requirements exceed the limitations of the private cloud. Systems like Veeam’s Availability Suite for the Modern Data Center are accessible via global support 24/7, so your business can remain “always on.”
- 4. Remedy IT Waste
Hybrid cloud models can not only save your company money, but they can remedy up to 50 percent of IT waste. By choosing providers and services that meet your business requirements, you will eliminate the need for unnecessary infrastructure, excessive data storage and more.
Explore the benefits of hybrid cloud, and learn how it compares to public and private clouds in this video, Comparing Cloud Solutions: Why Hybrid Cloud is the Best Model.
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