Keep your mission critical infrastructure secure while empowering your business with new cloud capabilities. When you collocate with Cloud Connectiv, you can also access other Cloud Connectiv services such as Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Collaboration from the same data center. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.
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For example, an enterprise can deploy an on-premises private cloud to host sensitive or critical workloads, but use a third-party public cloud provider, such as Google Compute Engine, to host less-critical resources, such as test and development workloads. To hold customer-facing archival and backup data, a hybrid cloud could also use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). A software layer, such as Eucalyptus, can facilitate private cloud connections to public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Maximizing Business Potential
Hybrid cloud is particularly valuable for dynamic or highly changeable workloads. For example, a transactional order entry system that experiences significant demand spikes around the holiday season is a good hybrid cloud candidate. The application could run in private cloud, but use cloud bursting to access additional computing resources from a public cloud when computing demands spike. To connect private and public cloud resources, this model requires a hybrid cloud environment.
For financial directors and IT directors, hybrid cloud provides the perfect win-win scenario, providing cost savings and delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure. When comparing the capabilities of a standard server room to a hybrid solution, an assessment of the power alone demonstrates the gap between in-house solutions and utilizing the expertise of a specialist.
Connected Globally, Quickly, Securely
When it comes to connectivity, cloud means a business is connected globally, quickly and securely. Flexible network connectivity is a cornerstone of integrating distributed environments, including cloud (AWS or Azure) and your existing on-premises equipment. Cloud can extend your on-premises network configuration into your virtual private networks on the AWS Cloud for example. The cloud resources will operate as if they are part of your existing corporate network. You can also extend your physical connectivity, which provides dedicated, consistent, private networking between your data center and the cloud regions of your choice. Hybrid Cloud allows you to seamlessly integrate your existing infrastructure with the elastic, scalable resources available in any major cloud platform.
Sustaining Your Infrastructure
Using a hybrid cloud can greatly facilitate connectivity in the workplace. In addition to managing files, companies must integrate with various business processes, such as internal messaging, scheduling, business intelligence and analytics, and other CRM systems. Public cloud offerings alone do not readily (if at all) integrate with on-premises hardware. Devices such as printers, scanners, fax machines, and physical security hardware, like security cameras, fire, and CO₂ detectors, can be encumbrances to public cloud adoption. Rather than isolate these mission-critical devices from the rest of the organization’s network, using a private cloud component would be far more efficient.
With the hybrid cloud model, IT decision makers have more control over both the private and public components than using a prepackaged public cloud platform, especially for enterprise content management. These prepackaged software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions face frequent redesigns and edits without prior notice or consent and, if poorly written, can break compatibility with pre-existing content.
Location, Location, Location
Choosing a colocation provider away from a city or data center hub with optimal connectivity options – both to the capital, Europe and further afield – means having the advantages of all central data centers with the added benefits of having attractive power capabilities and the security of being away from centrally targeted terrorist activity. Out-of-town colocation providers allow businesses to take full advantage of the capital’s infrastructure without the premium costs associated with it.
A colocation solution provides companies with a variety of opportunities, with exceptional SLAs and having data secured off-site, providing organizations with added levels of risk management and the chance to invest in better equipment and state-of-the-art servers. This can enable IT teams the possibility to explore options such as virtualization and condense the amount of racks and servers required.
Colocation providers are able to meet business requirements at a lower cost than if the service was kept in-house. Data centers and colocation providers have the ability to have businesses up and running within hours, as well as provide the flexibility to grow alongside your organization. Colocation space, power, bandwidth and connection speeds can all be increased where required to ensure that all sizes of colocation clients can be catered to.