A Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing strategy which allows users to use a combination of cloud environments with on - premise infrastructure. An example of this may be a company that uses a mix of an own on-premise solution for extremely sensitive workloads whilst some of the less critical work that needs to be scaled accordingly may be hosted on the cloud.
There are key benefits that the hybrid cloud can provide for you as a business. Here are a few of the advantages that come with using a hybrid cloud approach:
In today’s climate, many applications provide built-in hybrid- cloud integration capabilities or built-in cloud integration capabilities. These technologies also allow you to enable a seamless stretch of your databases from fully on-premise into the cloud. These integration capabilities present unlimited potential and scalability for your company.
Operating from a hybrid cloud approach can be extremely cost effective. The costs of an on-premise solution include possible additional servers, storage, power and sometimes the building of new data centers. One benefit of hybrid cloud enablement is you take away the need to buy local resources and only purchase as a pay – to use service with the cloud offering.
Improved Storage and Scalability:
It is also a cost-effective way to scale your business storage with a hybrid cloud approach with cloud storage being significantly less expensive than on-premise storage. Although there may not be the same level of performance as local storage it can offer secure backups and archived data for quick restores whilst providing a higher level of service and updates.
A major benefit of the hybrid cloud is it’s flexibility allowing you to move resources, data and workloads between on-premise and the cloud. The hybrid cloud approach also allows users to develop new VM’s and applications without the need of intervention from IT operations with new functionality like Power BI, analytics and IOT to further build the scope of the use of all of your applications and functions.
Clouds like Microsoft Azure allow better rates than the traditional local IT implementation. With the built in redundancy and geo-replication of your crucial data features for cloud, it can also be an extremely lucrative option for remote working. The ability to enable global connectivity almost anywhere is a great forward steps as businesses move further towards the gig economy with a higher amount of disparate internal teams.
Adopting a hybrid cloud process is dependant on the nature of your business and may not be right for everyone as many companies can be more suited to an on-premise solution. Remember that with any software decision a deep consultation is advised to ensure you make the right decision for you and your business.
Are you unsure about whether your company should be implementing a cloud based or hybrid solution? Find out more about our Microsoft Azure solutions, Business Central implementation or any other Microsoft Dynamics application and have a chat with one of our team at Advantage.