3 Common Hybrid Cloud Scenarios

Top 3 common hybrid cloud scenarios and their solutions with Microsoft Azure

The unfolding of new cloud solutions is contributing a great deal of effortless experience and support to organizations. The most notable solution that is emerging as a trend these days is hybrid cloud computing. Continue reading to find out more about it.

What Is Hybrid Cloud?

  • Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing domain that utilizes a combination of public and private cloud systems. It integrates an internally set private cloud with the public hosting from infrastructure as a service or an IaaS vendor. In other words, a hybrid cloud entails a connection from an on-premises data center to a public cloud.

These cloud systems are secured in separate locations and each of them retains its own data center and specifications. A connection is established for interactions and the flow of information between these systems.

Hybrid Cloud Scenarios

  • This article enlists a few case scenarios that can help IT leaders and organizations to build cloud strategies and address challenging issues faced by the organization.

Your Organization Requires Very High Transaction Speeds

  • Redirecting an entire application to the cloud can impact transaction speed. You may need to go the extra mile especially if that speed is critical. There are solutions to deal with that issue but they require large expenses and time.

How Hybrid Cloud Helps:

  • If you adopt the hybrid cloud solution you will have to keep your data layer on-premises. But you can get scalability and cost advantages by moving the application layer to the cloud.

This may require you to do some re-architecting, but it’s still more economical than the traditional solutions.

Your Organization Has Massively Growing Volumes of Data

  • hybrid cloud scenariosMoving the data from one place to another can take a considerable amount of time especially if the data is measured in petabytes or exabytes. An exabyte-scale data transfer service. which in technical terms is called AWS Snowmobile, allows you to physically bring hard drives to the data center in shipping containers.

The data is then transported to the Amazon data center where it is siphoned off up to 100 petabytes and uploaded to Amazon Glacier. Such a massive amount of data is difficult to move. Moreover, if frequent access to the data is needed, you will end up with hard to manage and inflating data costs.

How Hybrid Cloud Helps:

  • Applications that require considerable computing power should be moved to the cloud. But keeping your massive data sets on-premises can protect them from cloud stickiness and cost.

Even if your organization does not have immense volumes today the hybrid solutions can save you from headaches when your data sets grow in the future.

You Are Dealing With Privacy And Compliance Concerns

  • Since the U.S states are putting new strict privacy legislation forward, a growing body of regulations requires the organization to control access to their data center. If the data is kept on-premises, the compliance is easily demonstrated to the auditors and is under the enterprise’s control. Within the cloud environments, data security is a shared responsibility between the service provider and the client.

Both the parties are required to understand and meet their end of the security and compliance responsibilities. Regulatory compliance under this model requires new technology control and skills and maybe past the comfortable risk profile for some organizations.

How Hybrid Cloud Helps:

  • Keeping the back-end data on-premises can allow organizations to meet privacy stances and compliance requirements. Moreover, it eliminates the challenges associated with managing new exposure points in the shared security environment of the cloud.

By adopting the hybrid cloud approach all you have to do is control the encryption of the data. You do not have to worry about re-working the entire set of security controls for the cloud environment.

Make better decisions for your applications and your organizations by adding hybrid to your cloud options. Contact Henson Group for more information. We offer on-premise and Cloud MSP services. We are a certified Microsoft reseller (CSP) and we offer Microsoft on-premise and cloud licensing services for the same cost as Microsoft. Learn more about our Henson Protect program here: https://www.hensongroup.com/henson-protect