Cloud computing integrates public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises infrastructure to create a single, flexible and cost-effective computing resource.
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Cloud integration combines public cloud services, private cloud services, and on-premises infrastructure. This provides application coordination, management, and deployment across all three.
The result is a single, unified, and flexible distributed computing environment. Here, an organization can run and perform its traditional or cloud operations in the most appropriate form of computing. A multi-cloud hybrid is a hybrid cloud that includes cloud services from multiple cloud service providers.
Hybrid cloud helps companies achieve their technology and business goals more efficiently and cost-effectively than public clouds or private clouds. In fact, according to a recent study, companies benefit up to 2.5 times more from a hybrid cloud than from a single vendor approach.
How does a hybrid cloud work?
In the beginning, cloud architecture focused on the process of transforming part of the company’s data centre into private cloud infrastructure,. From there, it would connect the infrastructure to the public cloud environment managed by the on-site provider.
The result is an integrated IT infrastructure that is well-suited for many uses:
- Security and regulatory compliance: Secure private cloud resources behind a firewall for sensitive data and highly regulated workloads, and use more cost-effective cloud resources for workloads with fewer data.
- Scalability and resilience: Use cloud computing and public security to quickly, automatically, and cost-effectively respond to unexpected traffic spikes without affecting private cloud services (that’s what we call “Cloudbursting”).
- The rapid adoption of new technologies: Adopt or upgrade to the latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, and even integrate these solutions into existing applications, without providing new in-house infrastructure.
- Upgrading legacy applications: Use cloud services to improve the user experience of existing applications or extend them to new devices.
- VMware migration: “Move and move” in-house operations to open cloud infrastructure, to reduce the footprint and scale of on-premises data centres as needed without investing in infrastructure.
- Resource optimization and cost reduction: Run workloads and forecasting capabilities in a private cloud and move more flexible services to the cloud; Use cloud infrastructure to quickly “fast track” development and test infrastructure as needed.