5 benefits of using a hybrid cloud model
Data is what fuels any modern business. But where is your data stored and how is it used? At Syneto, we have embraced a hybrid cloud model, as we believe this model is best adapted to the needs of our customers. What are the benefits of a hybrid cloud model? We try to answer this question below.
Clouds and data
A hybrid cloud is, essentially, a mix between a private and a public cloud. The degree to which each of these is used varies according to an organisation’s needs. We have already talked about what a hybrid cloud is, in a dedicated Syneto Vocabulary post.
According to research conducted by the Cloud Transformation Observatory, the public and hybrid cloud market has increased by about +30% in 2019 vs. 2020. It is believed that this cloud adoption has in part been accelerated by the current health crisis. Cloud adoption rates have risen, for example, within SMBs, who have been forced by the realities of smart work and IT threats to embrace a new IT model.
The hybrid cloud’s recent popularity gain can be explained through the benefits it offers.
5 benefits of a hybrid cloud
A hybrid cloud architecture can bring the best of both worlds, combining some of the benefits of a private cloud with those of a public cloud. Here are some of the most common benefits that a hybrid cloud may offer:
Maintaining a private cloud alone can raise the challenge of scalability. But in the case of a mixed environment, the resources on the private cloud can be scaled independently from the ones in the cloud. Critical data can continue to be used in the private cloud, but organizations also use the power of cloud computing to increase their operational capacity.
This leads us to another benefit: flexibility.
The hybrid cloud also allows users to transfer resources from the private element to the public cloud if that is needed. This can be done for a variety of data, depending on an organisation’s needs and types of data.
There are a few ways in which a hybrid cloud can offer more security that a „simple” cloud model. In a common architecture scenario, essential data is kept on-premises, in a private cloud, while data such as analytics and archiving can be kept in a public cloud. The private cloud generally offers more control in terms of data security and recovery.
As previously pointed out, a hybrid cloud model will allow the user a high degree of control on the private cloud. In this scenario, the internal IT team can hold control of critical data and applications, as well as fast management of the infrastructure.
The flexibility of the hybrid cloud is also reflected in terms of costs. This model can be very cost-efficient because of its ability to organize, use, and scale resources however they need to. Private and public cloud resources can be scaled individually, thus making the cost element easy to manage.
The Syneto hybrid cloud environment
Syneto believes that the hybrid cloud is the most appropriate solution for our customers’ needs. Currently, Syneto solutions consist of a private cloud platform, the HYPERSeries, and a series of cloud services gathered under Syneto Central.
This allows the users to use the private cloud for day-to-day data management, while Central hosts a number of cloud services – from cloud infrastructure management and pro-active monitoring to cloud-based remote access.
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