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August 13, 2019

A Guide to Hybrid Clouds: What Are They and How Can They Help Your Business?

A Guide to Hybrid Clouds: What Are They and How Can They Help Your Business?

a-guide-to-hybrid-clouds3It's predicted that by 2020, 83% of all work done by businesses will be stored in the cloud. More and more businesses are flocking to the cloud. Companies want to keep their information safe while also having easier access to it.

 

Below we are going to discuss why using hybrid cloud computing is a great option for your company.

What Is Hybrid Cloud Computing?

Hybrid cloud computing is a combination of public and private cloud computing. Merging these two services allows you to work with what both have to offer.

 

These two services can communicate with one another. You can easily transfer information in and out of each computing service. 

Security

Security has its pros and cons when it comes to hybrid cloud computing. On the one hand, it can be harder to keep your information safe when utilizing both forms of services. You have a larger attack surface.

 

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Yet, using hybrid computing allows you to choose which database you put your workload in. The best thing you can do is know how to secure your services. Also, look at what security options are offered when you are buying hybrid cloud services. 

Performance

Using hybrid cloud computing helps increase your business performance (AKA agility). You don't need all your information stored in one place. Your work is being stored either in your public or private computing services. You can move around your files from these two services whenever you need. 

Resources

Since your information will not be in one location it will reduce the number of resources needed. You won't need as many resources allocated to processing, storing, and retrieving information. 

Collaboration

Using any form of cloud computing services is a great way to communicate with your employees. No matter where they are your employees will be able to reach the information they need. If your employees need to work on projects together, they can easily do so even if they aren't in the same location. 

Cost

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Hybrid cloud services can save you money depending on how you use the services. Depending on how much information you store and in what service can determine how much you pay.


Part of using the hybrid cloud is that you can choose how much information you want to be stored in each service. You can buy the amount of space you need. You don't need to pay more than you have to. Additionally, any time you need less or more space you can change how many services you are paying for.


For example, there may be certain times you need more private services (the more expensive of the two). You will invest more in that aspect of hybrid cloud computing. If you don't need as much private space, you can switch it over so there is more space being used in the public services. 

Data Recovery

Cloud hybrid service providers offer backup and data recovery options. You can rest easier knowing your information won't vanish. If the data on your main server becomes corrupted, all the information is kept in remote servers as well. 

Signing Off 

The world is going the way of the cloud, all your information is being stored online. It is a safer way to keep your information stored, less fear of it disappearing. It is important to plan ahead and start storing your files in the cloud universe. You don't want to wait too long or else you could start wishing that you had invested in hybrid cloud computing sooner. 

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Kevin Gray
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Kevin Gray
Hello! I am the Vice President @ EnvisionIT Solutions. | Technology Expert | Author | Speaker | Small & Medium Business IT Support - We founded EnvisionIT Solutions in 2007 to provide IT services and support for business owners/CEOs who value the necessity of technology to drive their success and growth.
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