Leverage Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure for your Enterprise

Hybrid cloud strategies are on the rise. It's an architectural approach that provides a secure and seamless framework for Enterprises to span their IT across internal and public cloud resources. In essence, with the Hybrid cloud strategy, enterprises can continue to consume IT services from the cloud exactly the way they did from their on-premise resources. Organizations can thus, confidently source services from public clouds for their speed, agility, and scale, even as they manage and augment on-premise systems for services that require data sovereignty, compliance, or high security.

Why is Hybrid Cloud important for Enterprises?

  • New services consumed off the cloud get seamlessly integrated to the Hybrid IT stack via secure extensions
  • Automation and Self-service become an integral part of the IT services delivery
  • Provides a unified approach to Data Protection, Replication and Services Management
  • Governance is central and makes expansion simple assuring business agility
  • Prepares the Enterprise for Digital Transformation

5 Key benefits of Hybrid cloud

Optimized Cost Management

One of the foremost benefits of implementing a hybrid cloud approach is cost savings. Instead of having to spend the money and build infrastructure to withstand occasional spikes in demand (as well as long-term growth), organizations can leverage public cloud offerings to offload some of the heavy usages, and only have to pay for it when they need it.

Improved security and risk management

Improved Security and risk posture are other major benefits of the hybrid cloud. It gives businesses crucial control over data as well as improved security by reducing the potential exposure of data. Enterprises can choose where to house their data and workloads based on compliance, policy, or security requirements.

A hybrid cloud’s centralized management also makes it easier to implement strong technical security measures such as encryption, automation, access control, orchestration, and endpoint security so you can manage risk effectively. 

Enhanced organizational agility

A hybrid cloud model helps organizations increase their speed to market by optimizing IT performance and providing the agility needed to meet changing business demands. By leveraging the public cloud in times of heavy usage, the organization can experience fewer outages and less downtime. For developing and testing new applications, the hybrid cloud also offers an attractive option for hosting them–buying time until a decision is eventually made as to where to host it permanently. In essence, a Hybrid cloud can offer flexibility, resilience, and faster deployment times, all the while being cost-effective.

Improved Availability & Business continuity

Hybrid cloud models improve business continuity and reduce potential downtime and resulting costs. Disaster recovery is a big reason organization are shifting toward these mixed infrastructures.

Simplicity is among the biggest advantages a hybrid cloud brings to business continuity. For the user, managing this dual infrastructure is as simple as switching between your primary and secondary DR sites from one centralized interface.

The hybrid cloud is rapidly changing how the enterprise approaches disaster recovery for BCP. You have the ability to use the public cloud as both a backup destination and a fully functioning offsite location all while retaining a comfortable level of control from the confines of your own private network. 

Better support for a remote workforce

A hybrid cloud option gives organizations the flexibility to support their remote and distributed employees with on-demand access to data. They can move any core or sensitive data to their private on-premise servers while making key applications and services available on the public cloud (and accessible from any location with the right logins). 

As people increasingly work out of the office and on the move (sometimes across time zones and borders) especially in these Pandemic times, providing flexible and accessible computing environments will be critical for optimizing productivity and efficiency across the organization. With employees becoming increasingly mobile, greater accessibility to business-critical applications is a necessity for any modern 21st-century enterprise and is the new norm. 

Safalya Mitra

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