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Benefits of hybrid cloud computing

Posted by Taylor Cheetham on Sep 22, 2020 6:11:19 PM
Taylor Cheetham

Benefits of hybrid cloud computing

A hybrid cloud computing model gives businesses a huge boost to their technology and infrastructure setups. Hybrid cloud has many benefits but put simply, by accessing hybrid cloud solutions, you can take advantage of both on-premises, and off-premises IT resources as well as public and private cloud services – the best of both worlds.

You can move between private and public clouds in a flexible way as demands change or budgets are amended, giving businesses greater flexibility and more cost-effective options for data deployment and use.

 

Hybrid cloud benefits

Small, medium and large businesses all over Australia are embracing the world of hybrid cloud computing. A report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics “Characteristics of Australian Businesses” shows that 42 per cent of businesses used some form of paid cloud computing during 2018-19, compared to 31 per cent in 2015-16.

Technology provider Gartner believes hybrid solutions will help to address the challenges of disparate IT environments and describes a hybrid cloud as "A journey to a mix of IT — traditional, cloud and edge."

  • Easy to migrate and match up with existing IT
    When you adopt a hybrid cloud environment, you have the option to combine your existing data centre with public or private cloud resources.
    This means greater control and an easy way to combine with the systems you already have.
  • Managed security
    Hybrid cloud lets you move quickly between each environment. This not only has the benefit of reduced potential exposure of data, but the added benefit of flexibility to choose where your data and workloads are stored based on compliance, policy, or security requirements.
  • Resource optimisation and cost-saving
    Hybrid cloud gives you more options and flexibility for managing your data systems in a way that makes the best use of your on-premises investments and your overall infrastructure budget.
    Customize your data with extra capacity when you need it – all with a cost-effective and secure structure. You can also scale up your business – then scale it down if and when required.

Essentials to managing and simplifying a hybrid cloud environment

Looking for a cloud set up that is simple and easy to manage? Good news – with a few key strategies you will be enjoying a cost-effective and secure cloud computing infrastructure.

  • Understand your agreements
    Think about what is the overall level of service that your business units require for applications, infrastructure, and processes? Do you need a basic level, or do you require a higher level of service? You can potentially negotiate contract terms that meet YOUR business requirements.
  • Learn the tools
    Hybrid cloud computing offers you a suite of integrated software tools that you can use to monitor and control cloud computing resources. Being able to understand these tools and which ones will suit you best is a great way of getting the most out of your cloud system.
  • Compliance: understand what is being managed
    It is crucial that you understand the architecture (including all the systems, processes, applications, platforms, and requirements you have to manage) so you don’t miss critical issues and opportunities and potentially fall on the wrong side of compliance regulations.

    It also helps to know which applications are being run where. How do end-users interact with the data and network? If you can understand the basics of this, you’re well on your way to a successful cloud system.
  • Simplify your cloud management through one comprehensive platform
    Implementing a cloud management platform allows you to decrease costs while increasing operational efficiency - and the visibility and security of your entire cloud infrastructure.

Speak to our IT infrastructure experts on how you can simplify and manage your cloud solution. We will help you manage your data in the right environment. Get in touch here.

 

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