Nov 06, 2013

Nov 06, 2013

What are the advantages of using a hybrid cloud solution?

A Cloud Solution Tailored for Your Business Needs

Cloud computing has changed the way IT services are managed by offering several ways to drastically reduce costs and increase business agility. Trusting your business’ precious data on a public cloud, however, is not always the best option from a data security perspective and a number of private cloud systems leave you out in the cold in terms of cost-effectiveness. Hybrid cloud solutions are the silver lining that can give you the best of both worlds. 

While public cloud solutions let you benefit from low costs and easy scalability, you can potentially have limited customisation choices since the system uses a fixed architecture that you cannot always modify to suit your own specific needs. As your company grows and expands, you cannot always benefit from a personalized cloud solution that fits your company requirements. In the long-term, your company might need to fork out more money to ensure that adequate and effective policies are in place. 

Private clouds services, on the other hand, offer you more control on your data, but the advanced security options that a private cloud enables come at a higher cost. Installing private cloud systems requires you to invest more money on expensive software and infrastructure. 

What if you could harness all the benefits of the public cloud whilst having the possibility to personalise your cloud experience just like a private cloud does?

Hybrid Clouds Give You Security and Flexibility

Hybrid clouds provide the security and customisability of an in-house solution with the scalability and affordability of external systems. Hybrid clouds consist of a combination of private and public cloud services. This puts you in a better position to manage your company’s data as well as taking advantage of superior agility and lower management costs.

A hybrid cloud solution accommodates for a spike in usage without letting you miss a beat. Applications and databases are typically run on the private side of the cloud with front end servers, accessible to the end users on the public cloud. Depending on the way your setup is configured, if your demand for computing capacity increases then the application can also 'burst' into the public cloud, providing business continuity and a degree of redundancy. With hybrid cloud architecture your system is more fault tolerant since you benefit from the immediate local usability of the private side that caters for any problems in public connectivity. 

BMIT understands your need to have the best cloud solutions for your enterprise. We can help you by taking you beyond the traditional cloud systems and provide you with hybrid solutions that feature the best of both private and public cloud systems, tailor made by our world class engineers to fit your exacting requirements. Our goal is to provide you with a superior customisable and personalised system for your cloud computing needs.

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