Hybrid cloud computing is quickly becoming the preference of enterprises looking for a cloud platform solution. It’s predicted that eventually midsized businesses and even larger businesses will be using hybrid cloud computing over any other cloud computing platform.
Hybrid cloud computing uses both public and private clouds for the same organization. The biggest benefit of hybrid cloud computing is the cost effectiveness of being able to store non sensitive data and information on the public cloud and storing the more sensitive information on the public cloud.
Hybrid cloud solutions can be can be implemented by separate cloud providers; one public and one private, one provider that offers a complete hybrid package, or organizations that have their own private cloud and are looking for public cloud storage to integrate into their infrastructure.
According to an article written by Marissa Tejada for midsizeinsider.com, the hybrid cloud market is expected to go mainstream within the next few years. Hybrid cloud platforms are already popular among retail, healthcare and government sectors.
Now that cloud platform solutions aren’t so new anymore, enterprises are really learning how to utilize and customize their cloud platforms making hybrid platforms an option for a lot of businesses. They are able to combine their on-site servers with flexible cloud services.
When employing hybrid clouds, IT staff will consider how their current infrastructure will support a hybrid model, what their goals are and the various risk factors involved. Which information is sensitive and needs to be kept on the private cloud and which information can be sent to the more scalable public cloud.
As cloud computing becomes more and more popular, hybrid cloud computing in particular is standing out. Each business is different and what a hybrid cloud platform allows is the ability to truly customize the cloud platform and tailor it to each individual business.