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What is a hybrid cloud? – Syneto Vocabulary

Because data matters to your company, it is important to understand where this data is stored and how it can be accessed. While both the private cloud and the public cloud are popular choices, a third type of “cloud” is becoming increasingly popular: the hybrid cloud. This Syneto Vocabulary post tries to define what the hybrid cloud is.


What is a hybrid cloud?

A hybrid cloud is, essentially, a mix between a private and a public cloud. It is a cloud computing environment that uses both a private cloud infrastructure, and public cloud services. The degree in which each of these is used varies according to the organisation’s needs.

When using a hybrid cloud model, organizations often use the public cloud for basic and non-essential data, while keeping business-critical files and applications on a private cloud, which is usually located on-premise. The main advantage of using a hybrid cloud is the flexibility this model offers – allowing organisations to „balance” private and public cloud loads according to their needs. This model also offers IT decision-makers more control over their cloud components than the scenario of using a public cloud platform.

How Syneto is embracing the hybrid cloud

Syneto solutions bring together the on-premise services of our Hyperconverged Data Management Platform with the powerful cloud services of Syneto Central. We believe that this is currently a good mix that meets the IT needs of our customers. The latter has been designed to offer global visibility and management of IT resources, as well to make data protection easier. It allows the users to only use the resources they need, at a low cost (no additional hardware resources are needed).

As 91% of companies believe the hybrid cloud is a proper IT model for their business, we have made it our mission to help them embrace it.

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