Is a Hybrid Cloud Setup Right for Your Business?
When evaluating the different types of cloud infrastructures, private and public, there are many pros and cons to each. Private cloud is where data and applications require tighter controls and are hosted either internally or privately at an off-site facility. Public clouds are managed externally by third-party providers and help with streamlining a company’s IT infrastructure. Is the hybrid cloud the happy medium? Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public clouds.
SMB-sized organizations often look at implementing a hybrid cloud setup due to their financial restraints they are faced with. Outside of cost, there are some other benefits of hybrid cloud environments:
- Adaptability: You don’t have to go all in on one type of cloud infrastructure. Using a hybrid model gives you the ability to cater your environment to best suite your needs. For example, if you have a lot of sensitive information, you can choose to store that on a private cloud. If you have robust or large computing resources, you may choose to store these on the public cloud instead.
- Scalability: A hybrid cloud solution offers a scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud servers whenever needed, without incurring extra hardware and maintenance costs.
- Security: The hybrid cloud allows you to host sensitive data within a private cloud where it can be secured by your internal security solution stack. In turn, you can store routine forms and documents on the public cloud and have them protected by a trusted third party. The choice is yours.
Implementing a hybrid cloud environment within your business is not hard, but it is not something you should attempt alone. The experts at 2W Tech can help you transition to a hybrid cloud solutions without any interruption to your daily operations. Still not sure if the hybrid cloud is right for you? Give us a call and let us help review all the different cloud infrastructure options with you and help decide what makes the most sense for your business.
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