The cloud is a rage, but the big advantages come with some significant drawbacks. The spotlight is now on hybrid cloud computing, essentially a mix of on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud deployment models, as an effective way to sustain the advantages while overcoming the drawbacks.
The cloud made everything simple – the hybrid cloud is even simpler
Many enterprises have adopted the public and private cloud in a big way, to leverage the latest cutting-edge computing technology, such as advanced data analytic tools, machine learning platforms, and more. With the cloud, the enterprise simply needs to sign up, and are spared of the hitherto gargantuan costs and hassles to deploy their own infrastructure.
However, many enterprises are also struck with their on-premise computing models, complete with their legacy technology, owing to the difficulty or even impossibility of migrating their sensitive data or legacy applications to the cloud. The gap between such legacy on-premises and modern cloud models widen with each passing day, making it very difficult for enterprises to reconcile between the two distinct models. The hybrid cloud offers an effective solution to bridge the gap.
Seamless transition from one computing model to another
The hybrid cloud perfectly caters to today’s fast-paced business environment where innovative technologies and huge amounts of data are churned out almost on a daily basis, and enterprises require huge computing capabilities. It offers unprecedented agility and flexibility, allowing enterprises to create a vast, robust computing environment, with a seamless transition from the on-premises, private cloud, and public cloud solutions. It offers a practical and workable model, where enterprises may leverage the latest cloud solutions without having to replace their IT infrastructure, go through a difficult change process, or lose control of their sensitive data assets. In essence, it offers the best of both worlds.
Many industry leaders regard the hybrid cloud as an integral and core part of the next wave of cloud computing. Considering the potential on offer, their predictions seem spot-on.