Hybrid Clouds Spring Up All Over and How Your Business Can Take Advantage of One

A hybrid usually refers to a blend of two species. Not only plants but cars and cloud computing can be hybrids in today’s terms. Hybrid cloud computing?

What kind of weird combination is that? It’s blending two computing environments, usually a private and a public cloud. The computing tasks flow between both environments, depending on business requirements.

Why would a business choose a hybrid cloud computing model? Two good reasons are cost and control. Using a public cloud for less sensitive parts of the business keeps computing costs lower, while using a private cloud allows tighter control over essential company data.

That’s not all the benefits. Private and public clouds can be on-premise or off-premise. Locate your interconnected clouds where they serve your business best.

Your increasingly remote workforce can require data at all times of the day and night. A hybrid cloud gives your business great flexibility in how and where to provide that data. You can switch access to that data around quickly.

Your ability to react quickly to marketplace changes deepens. If business drops off, you choose to use less public cloud, saving costs. If your company expands quickly, you use more public and a bit more private.

Need to launch new products or services as soon as possible? With the hybrid cloud, a lack of private infrastructure doesn’t hamper innovation and speed to market. A server failure won’t affect your ability to keep your business humming either. The data keeps flowing no matter what.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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