In recent years, one of the most prominent new developments in IT has been the rise of hybrid cloud, which has the following essential characteristics:
- It combines on-premises IT resources (such as servers, storage arrays and networks housed in a local data center) with remote ones supplied by a public cloud or managed services provider.
- It fulfills key use cases such as capacity bursting, when additional resources can be pulled from the cloud to help handle a sudden change in workloads without destabilizing local infrastructures.
- It is secure and reliable enough to support applications such as disaster recovery. Its key components are situated in certified facilities that meet major regulatory requirements for data governance.
A hybrid cloud can be thought of as a Goldilocks solution, since ideally it has a "just right" mix of control and performance – from the on-site components – and scalability and flexibility (from the cloud infrastructures). In this respect, it is deemed safer than pure public cloud yet more flexible than private cloud, and indeed many organizations now pursue it as a happy medium between those two types of cloud computing.
The rise of hybrid cloud as a cost-effective approach to IT infrastructure
According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Report from RightScale, 58 percent of enterprises now have a hybrid cloud strategy in place, and 85 percent use multiple clouds, private and/or public. Private cloud adoption was flat from 2016 to 2017, while public cloud saw a slight uptick for some platforms.
The overall shift toward hybrid cloud is driven in large part by the desire to reduce wasted IT spending. The survey revealed that approximately 30 to 45 percent of all cloud expenditures are wasted, making cost-effective architectures essential. Hybrid hosting solutions are particularly well-suited to balancing cost and performance.
"A hybrid cloud can deliver safe and cost-effective hosting at a vast scale."
With the proper approach to hosting and management, a hybrid cloud can deliver safe and cost-effective hosting at a vast scale. A pay-as-you-go business model enables flexible spending that tightly correlates with your actual needs – no more overpaying for capacity that will simply sit idle. Plus, by having hybrid cloud assets supported by a hardened Tier III or higher data center, you can ensure that the IT environments you use are compliant and streamlined.
UbiStor's hybrid hosting solutions are dependable and affordable
UbiStor offers SSAE 16 (SOC-2) certified data centers, along with constant expert guidance on hybrid infrastructure modifications that best suit the evolving requirements of your organization. Along similar lines, our multi-tenant cloud resources help you scale your operations at acceptable cost.
Learn more by visiting our main page on hybrid hosting. Also be sure to contact us directly for sales information and with any questions or concerns.