Posted by aionol | 08 NOV 2017

The Hybrid Cloud – A Cloudy Subject?

Many believe that eventually, most businesses will operate in a hybrid cloud. It means that some infrastructure, resources and processes are located in-house, whilst others are stored on the public cloud. But not everyone agrees on what ‘hybrid cloud’ actually means. The term ‘hybrid cloud’ has been used in different formats meaning different things. Now, […]

Many believe that eventually, most businesses will operate in a hybrid cloud. It means that some infrastructure, resources and processes are located in-house, whilst others are stored on the public cloud. But not everyone agrees on what ‘hybrid cloud’ actually means.

The term ‘hybrid cloud’ has been used in different formats meaning different things. Now, the term can appear vague and ‘cloudy’.

Here is a summary of what you need to know about hybrid cloud:

Official definition of the Cloud

The National Institutes for Standards in Technology (NIST) define the term as three distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, public) that are bound together by technology that enables data and application portability.

The Hybrid Cloud

The Hybrid Cloud

Management of Hybrid Cloud Systems

No matter if the data, infrastructure and applications are utilised in-house or off-premise, security is of highest priority.

Switching to cloud computing can increase security, but only with the right IT solution and the right third party vendor. Once you decided to outsource your cloud computing solution, make sure you find a vendor that provides guidance and support in how to manage the private and the public environment securely.

Extensions to the Public Cloud

Another way to think about hybrid cloud computing is as the extension of on-premise functionality to the public cloud. Companies such as VMware have enabled many businesses to manage their resources on the public cloud.

Iono is a VMware certified cloud computing specialist, implementing hybrid cloud solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Contact us to find out more how a hybrid cloud solution can help your business thrive.

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