Hybrid Clouds are a composition of two or more clouds (private, community or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together offering the advantages of multiple deployment models. In a hybrid cloud, you can leverage third party cloud providers in either a full or partial manner; increasing the flexibility of computing. Augmenting a traditional private cloud with the resources of a public cloud can be used to manage any unexpected surges in workload.
Pros - By spreading things out over a hybrid cloud, you keep each aspect of your business in the most efficient environment possible.
Cons - Hybrid cloud architecture requires both on premise resources and off-site server based cloud infrastructure. The downside is that you have to keep track of multiple cloud security platforms and ensure that all aspects of your business can communicate with each other.
This cloud option is best suited when
- Your company wants to use a SaaS application but is concerned about security
- Your company offers services that are tailored for different vertical markets. You can use a public cloud to interact with the clients but keep their data secured within a private cloud
- You can provide public cloud to your customers while using a private cloud for internal use
Owing to the flexibility of a cloud based solution, no one solution is right for every business. The right solution for a business depends on their individual circumstances. If you are not sure which solution is better suited to your business, call us on 1300 441 551 and let us help you make the right decision.