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Dynamic Approach to Hybrid Cloud

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cloud computing has become one of the most innovative technologies of the decade. It simplifies data storage and provides the convenience of access from any location for real-time data, a benefit that is reaped by governments, enterprises, SMBs, as well as individuals. It is a quite established fact that the majority of the cloud users want access to all the data stored in the cloud without having to lose its privacy. Hence hybrid cloud’s popularity skyrocketed in the recent years as it incorporates the features of third party public and the on premise private cloud services with the cloud computing environment.

Hybridization of cloud services is gaining momentum due to gaining popularity of shift to digitalization within the business. A hybrid cloud is the best leverage to initiate cloud computing for beginners and reduces risks of data loss. It helps companies decide the design of the future cloud with the public to handle workloads while enjoying the facilities of the company’s own private cloud. Technology giants like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, VMware have invested heavily to create secure high-level cloud computing portals. These cloud platforms facilitate the integration as well as the hosting of hybrid networks for companies on a pay-as-you-go model.

Microsoft portal provides scalable services and helps save 40 percent cost of operation on Window’s virtual machine through Azure Hybrid. Amazon Web Service (AWS), allowing vendors to swiftly host client’s applications. Moreover, the synergy with Microsoft and Intel also helps clients run existing application on AWS with security and compliance. IBM cloud uses POWER8 servers to offer high storage space and performance to its users while maintaining the system speed and accommodating the ever growing volume of data. Google Cloud Platform has partnered with Nutanix that provides enterprise clouds to reduce the resistance in deploying the enterprise application. VMware’s vCloud Air provides seamless networking speed, Infrastructure-as-a-service facilities, affordable disaster recovery management, storage and broad compliance certification. Rackspace provides application servers and has provided firewall as an added security measure. Verizon Enterprise’s hybrid cloud model has a strong disaster recovery management, real-time routing of traffic to available capacity. Other high-performance cloud vendors with hybrid solutions are EMC, Hewlett and Packard enterprise, Fujitsu, Cisco, and Hitachi. These cloud platforms and their servers are one of the few major contenders in providing hybrid cloud vendors in the realm of cloud computing.

The influence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, neural networking, and machine learning in our contemporary technological field are revolutionizing the market. Enterprises, as well as SMBs, are opting to integrate these technologies into their offered solutions, products and services. But these technologies require high-end security, networking speed, large storage, and access to a range of business intelligence data while maintaining some privacy. Thus, the hybrid cloud provides the best solution to combine new technology with cloud and enhance the efficiency of the overall endeavors of the users.

Hybrid cloud provides the added support of on-premise firewall of the private networks, along with the firewalls and security measures provided by the cloud host servers and data centers. This measure of double security strengthens the data safety shared using hybrid clouds, and it has a greater chance of resisting cyber attacks, phishing sites, malware, and botnets. Since more businesses are opting towards Platform-as-a-service, mobility has become a point of concern for these users. A hybrid cloud minimizes the frictions caused due to mobility during the transition of the on-premise network to the cloud system. Nevertheless, hybrid cloud’s novelty has not been able to undermine the drastic changes it has brought to enterprises and agencies commuting to it. Its combination of the other forms of the cloud has made hybrid cloud computing the most sorted after networking system.