Resiliency is an increasingly important quality in a computing world where hacks, failures, and disasters appear every day. Hybrid cloud solutions are among the most common ways that companies make their systems more resilient. You might be curious about how this works. Continue reading to look at four ways you can use the hybrid cloud to improve an organization's approach.
Every cloud-based system is inherently redundant. This is by virtue of the cloud computing model. In the cloud setup, a virtual system uses resources from many machines to handle storage. This means there are multiple copies of each piece of data on the drives of numerous real machines. Short of an extremely unlikely event like every one of these machines failing simultaneously, it's close to impossible to lose all of your stored data.
Adding the hybrid component increases the redundancy. With hybrid cloud solutions, you'll have on-site systems that also provide storage. This means you should still have access to your files in case of an internet outage, for example.
People often focus on data backups as the core feature of the hybrid cloud. However, you also can add processing overhead to your systems. The cloud model allows you to easily add temporary or permanent additions to a virtual machine's resources. Likewise, you can distribute data analysis tasks to the cloud to make greater use of expanded processing power. This means that CPU and GPU demand no longer have to be constrained by the sizes of the datasets you can process.
While you will understandably focus on classic disaster scenarios, a lack of scalability can also become a mess. An expanding organization that uses nothing but in-house, bare-minimum systems may find itself approaching the limits of its storage, processing power, and user licensing schemes. Hybrid cloud solutions, however, allow you to rapidly scale your needs on all of these fronts.
You can scale up and down too. A seasonal business, for example, might need to scale up its e-commerce presence during the holiday shopping season. However, it can also take some resources offline during the down season and save some of its hosting costs.
Hybrid cloud solutions are also becoming increasingly important to connectivity. Traditional models like DNS (domain name system) connections are easily reinforced with scalability on the cloud, making servers more highly available. Edge computing can also benefit from more robust connectivity through the cloud. Many businesses leverage the cloud to allow work-from-home and remote access to employees and contractors all over the world too.
Contact a local hybrid cloud solutions service to learn more.