The benefits of hybrid cloud solutions
Hybrid cloud architecture needed quite some time to mature, but now hybrid cloud has become a considerable option in the cloud solutions. Especially growing SMEs are interested in the flexibility and scalability of hybrid cloud architecture and the ROI it offers. According to Gartner Research, data volume of enterprises is averagely growing at a rate of more than 40 per cent per year, enforcing the alluring profitability of hybrid cloud solutions.
Having a hybrid cloud seems to be asking for double trouble. Performance slowdowns, availability issues, denial of service attacks and others, which are a huge issue to many enterprises, could hit both of your datacenters.
Well, this is where most people are wrong.
Hybrid cloud offers you two different clouds with both their own specialty. You can apply the best of both worlds seamless to your needs. The delivery and integration of the best of these worlds can be delivered smoothly by a user friendly and fully automated self-service portal. Enterprises that have such a well-functioning portal are called orchestration aggregators. A few examples of orchestration aggregators in the consumer market are Airbnb, Uber and Alibaba. We all know how user-friendly their portals are.
Nevertheless, enterprises who try to integrate hybrid cloud into their own orchestration portal on their own fail to realize what they are getting in to. This is where costs and complexity starts to grow for most companies, because IT is not their core competence. This is where internal IT loses the game of being a friendly, good service provider to a third party service integrator.
You can use your private cloud to store your most sensitive and most important data where immediate access is required. This way, you eliminate availability issues and offer the perfect security for your core business. The public cloud can be used to store the less sensitive bulk of your data.
Additionally, public cloud is also used for storing backups. In the event of an unexplained downtime or hardware failure, your data can now be restored at all times. Furthermore, creating backups with the hybrid model is much more efficient. Many hybrid models use network downtime to backup local files to the cloud, lowering the impact on bandwidth during working hours, ensuring speed and availability when it’s most needed.
“Hybrid cloud offers you two different clouds with both their own specialty. You can apply the best of both worlds seamless to your needs”
Speed and cost benefits combined
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of hybrid cloud technology for SMEs is having access to enterprise class IT capabilities at a much lower cost. When you outsource your IT services through a managed service provider you can pay per seat, enabling easy scalability and avoiding complexity. In this way you avoid large upfront costs, while still enjoying the benefits.
Another advantage of the hybrid model is the support of your day-to-day workload by your private cloud, while retaining the ability to move a part of the workload to the public cloud in case of exceeding the on-premises computational power.
At the end of the day, the nature of the data you have, what you want to do with it and how you want it managed, will drive your storage direction. Critically, the storage solution you choose needs to be flexible enough to deal with today’s and tomorrow’s issues. Here lies the difficulty of managing long term data storage. Everything is available and you can get what you want, but you need to make sure you are going to move your data for the right reason. That is why you need to have an IT partner that supports you in choosing your best solution.
This is where onepoint NL comes in. We demystify IT and make it understandable for everyone. We offer you the most optimal hybrid cloud delivered via state of the art orchestration. We abide by one of Einstein’s most favorite quote:
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
We make sure that all of our staff are adequately equipped with the required knowledge and certificates. However, above all, our belief in IT as a utility demands that all of our staff live and breathe in the business of our customers in order to understand it better. That is why we mostly work on your location.
By simplifying IT we can save you time and headaches while we reduce the risks and eliminate the contingency costs.