Hybrid Cloud brings together the best of contemporary cloud computing, better supporting business needs and offering opportunities to drive expansion and growth. Many believe that this hybrid model will become the standard for cloud architecture in 2020. The basic concept behind Hybrid Cloud is not that difficult to understand but what is the impact likely to be in terms of modernisation?
What is Hybrid Cloud?
It essentially creates a new cloud service by combining the offerings of both public and private cloud providers. In many situations it is the best of both worlds, providing the opportunity to pick and choose from the benefits of both these options. So, the Hybrid Cloud enables an organisation to tap into the agility and scalability of the public cloud, as well as the cost benefits that it offers. At the same time, a hybrid solution also provides more security and reliability, as well as the control and compliance of the Private Cloud.
The modernising impact of Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
- Expanding the impact of the private cloud. According to Gartner, by 2020 just 5% of enterprise workloads will be running in true on-premises private clouds. These are ideal for companies that have unpredictable needs when it comes to computing and where there is a need to retain control to meet specific requirements, such as compliance or security. However, the private cloud can also be difficult to scale and may not be that cost effective as an entire solution as it tends to be single-tenant. Hybrid Cloud provides a way for the private cloud to evolve, offering opportunities for organisations to integrate private cloud features, as and where necessary.
- Refining the use of the public cloud. Today, public cloud services are soaring in popularity, especially where cost is a deal-breaker. Many businesses are beginning to switch to a multi-cloud model, which uses multiple cloud services vendors at the same time in order to achieve the best mix of architecture and services for an organisation. However, there are certain limitations to public-only cloud that a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure can help to overcome.
Hybrid Cloud - the standard in 2019
The Hybrid Cloud is modernising IT because it enables businesses to go beyond existing data centres and create a footprint that allows for expansion across multiple services and platforms. It also supports the deployment of edge computing, which is designed to reducing latency by placing content, data and processing closer to applications, things and users. Gartner predicts that around half of large organisations will be integrating this combination of Hybrid Cloud and edge computing into projects by 2020. The two are a complimentary way to manage IT infrastructure, an evolution of existing approaches.
Migrating to a Hybrid Cloud environment could provide your business with a wealth of opportunities, from high availability to a bespoke architecture that is specifically designed for the needs of your enterprise.
At Coreix we can support this transition so that your IT infrastructure is not only more modern but better able to support operational scalability and revenue growth too. Get in contact today to find out more on how we can support you and your business.