Cloud computing is a boon for all types of businesses due to its flexible solutions like IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and DaaS (Desktop as a Service), which offer entirely managed virtual desktops to the end user built on a cloud infrastructure.
But which type of cloud infrastructure is best for you?
There are three types of cloud models, out of which two of them may be familiar to you – Private and Public cloud. Public cloud offers you scalability and reduces costs. Private cloud provides you extra customization, flexibility, and better data control. But what if you can get a combination of both?
That’s where hybrid cloud infrastructure plays its role.
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) combines different environments like public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise infrastructure. It is a mix of multiple computing systems which companies use for complete digital transformation. That is why the global hybrid cloud is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 17.8% from 2020 to 2028.
Hybrid cloud is opted by businesses due to its added advantages over a public and private cloud. Companies with a forward approach are opting for hybrid solutions from a managed cloud provider. Providers address all your IT needs and offer you customized solutions according to your business requirement.
Let’s understand in detail the benefits of the hybrid approach.
Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure(HCI)
1. Business Flexibility and Agility
Companies always look towards solutions that can offer them leading resources and infra utilization. However, it is not easy to shift the entire business to the cloud while also utilizing the on-premise infrastructure.
Hybrid cloud infrastructure providers offer customized solutions where you can utilize your current on-premise infrastructure with public and private cloud to have agility in business. This means that you can quickly transform your business without any IT hassles.
2. Simplified Management of Virtual Desktops
Deployment of virtual desktops takes time and money when done on-premise. All the IT hassles have to be managed by you and your IT team. As a business owner, you will never want to waste time on IT things when you have other important things to look at in the company.
HCI providers offer an entirely managed cloud service like DaaS (Desktop as a Service), where virtual desktops are built on their hybrid cloud servers. All the installation and maintenance are done from the provider’s end, and you can directly access these desktops from your personal devices. Moreover, providers also offer customized solutions to migrate your on-premise infra to the cloud infra.
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3. Flexible Scalability
Companies face challenges in optimizing their infrastructure as the workforce keeps on changing. Due to the changing number of employees, it is not easy to decide the overall workload of the company.
HCI providers offer you scalable desktops and storage solutions that can be easily increased or decreased according to the workload. For instance, you can opt for more storage during busy seasons and reduce your storage when you do not need it. Hence you can optimize the resources appropriately and also reduce the company’s expenses.
4. Dynamic Workload
Opting for just a public or private cloud may not fulfill all your needs. For example, if you opt for a public cloud, then you may not secure or isolate your data as you would do in a private cloud. Therefore, you may not store your sensitive data comfortably on the public cloud.
With the hybrid approach, you can shift your workloads dynamically. There can be a scenario where you use the public cloud to perform business-related tasks and keep your sensitive information on a private cloud server or on-premise data centers.
5. Data Security while Processing Big data
Companies face issues in processing data and keeping it secure. Processing Big Data on public cloud infrastructure may become vulnerable to cyber threats. Many companies around the world become victims of hackers and cybercrimes due to the lack of proper infrastructure. But, you can always keep it secure with a hybrid model.
You can work on large datasets on a public cloud as it allows you to work with high-end configurations while keeping your information secure on a private cloud. Also, hybrid cloud providers store your data under multiple safeguards like the latest firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other features that continuously monitor your data against threats.
6. Cost – Not a Barrier in Hybrid Cloud Service
Companies, mainly small and medium businesses, face difficulty in setting up their own private cloud network because that needs high investment and resources. Such investments burn a hole in their pockets and make it difficult to manage finances.
Hybrid cloud requires less infra and hence less space in your office premises. As a business owner, you can use your existing on-premise setup to meet your internal needs. However, if business needs rise, you can automatically extend to a public cloud which will help you shift your fixed capital to operating cost. Hence, the flexibility in this cloud environment allows you to save business costs.
Connecting DaaS with Hybrid Cloud
With the ongoing pandemic, companies face some trouble due to improper IT functionalities. The cloud relieved things a little. Solutions like DaaS played a key role in the sustainability of businesses.
DaaS with hybrid cloud infrastructure allows companies to scale and shift their on-premises Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to the cloud. Hybrid DaaS providers manage IT resources and build virtual desktops in significantly less time without any limitations of geographical locations.
You can also have simplified migration on our hybrid DaaS without any architectural changes in substantially less time.
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