Hybrid Cloud has changed the way enterprises store, access and exchange data. It has tremendously altered the
landscape of today's corporate environments and allowed businesses to leverage some of the most exciting
technological advancements, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Chatbots, Azure Stack,
Azure Arc, etc. Additionally, the hybrid architecture has also addressed the control and privacy issues faced by
public cloud users. As a result, the adoption of hybrid cloud is touted as the present and a glimpse into the future
of cloud infrastructure.
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Before we speed ahead, let us try and explain what Hybrid cloud means. Hybrid Cloud can be defined as a cloud
computing environment using a combination of private cloud and public cloud services. Organizations can achieve the
perfect equilibrium between private and public clouds by leveraging both the platforms for running critical
workloads. In short, this architecture offers businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.
Major Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Deployment
Enables Better Control & Security: Most organizations remain apprehensive about entrusting all
aspects of their IT infrastructure to a third-party cloud vendor. Adoption of the hybrid model allows
organizations a scope to optimize the critical applications spread across both public and private cloud which
extends the on-premise footprint to cloud with governance & compliance. Consequently, the organizations can
enjoy all the benefits of a cloud environment without risking the security of their business-critical assets.
Supports Business Continuity:In the intensely competitive business landscape, business
continuity becomes a vital aspect of operations. Modern-day business continuity plans are not limited to backing
up data into the cloud, nor is it confined to a disaster management plan. Efficient business continuity plans
take essential elements (such as resilience, recovery, and contingency) into account. This is where the
advantages of hybrid cloud lie. Organizations can easily take backups and store data safely within a hybrid
cloud so that there is no data loss, even when emergencies arise. Such a safeguard methodology minimizes the
downtime and costs related to the recovery of essential business data.
Opportunities for Innovation:In the dynamically changing technology landscape businesses are
under pressure to constantly innovate to stay competitive in their marketplace. A hybrid cloud infrastructure
inspires organizations to innovate and subtly implement them within their cloud environment. Before the days of
Cloud, organizations had to spend heavily on tasks associated with setting up the right infrastructure, hiring
experts and the research time. This created major roadblocks toward innovation. The hybrid cloud allows seamless
testing of various concepts within the cloud. A prototype can be easily tested and later implemented by
incurring reasonable costs. The hybrid cloud offers all the essential resources for innovation including
analytics, machine learning, automation & cloud intelligence.
Cloud Integration: With the increasing popularity & adoption of the cloud, most of the
applications are developed using built-in hybrid cloud integration. Traditional enterprise integration
approaches use a patchwork solution that is difficult to manage, on the other hand, cloud-based technologies use
modern integration approaches such as APIs and web services. Hypervisor virtualization and container
virtualization solutions lead to hybrid cloud orchestration solutions. Modern integration capabilities simplify
the integration process and create a future-ready solution.
The Cost Factor:Cost reduction is one of the key factors that encourage organizations to
embrace a hybrid cloud. To extend a private cloud footprint, a huge Capex cost is required such as compute,
storage, network, cooling, maintenance, etc. On the contrary hybrid cloud allows organizations to adopt a
pay-per-use cloud model to leverage cloud services for extending their infrastructure footprint. Hybrid
architecture also allows organizations to store critical data in the private cloud. This further mitigates the
complexity and costs of migrating assets from one cloud provider to another.
As you can see, the hybrid cloud offers many business benefits and that is exactly why it is the talk of the
technology world today. At AgreeYa we help businesses create a perfect IT infrastructure to meet their present and