Hybrid Cloud 101: What your clients need to know
Helping your clients select the best cloud solution can be difficult. You want to educate them about different clouds and their advantages so that they can make informed decisions. However, at the same time, you don’t want to overwhelm them with too much information. How do you choose what to highlight and which material to save for later?
We prepared a list of the most important hybrid cloud facts to guide you through these conversations. This way you can spend more time listening to your clients and answering any questions they might have.
1. Best of both worlds
Hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private cloud solutions intended to work seamlessly together as one platform. This way your clients can leverage the best of what each cloud option has to offer to meet their individual needs and without being forced to compromise.
2. Good start to a cloud journey
For companies inexperienced when it comes to cloud technology, a hybrid solution can be a good way to enjoy what cloud has to offer while not venturing too far from their comfort zone. For one, hybrid allows to still use legacy applications as long as they are able to communicate with cloud apps and databases, which is critical, especially when it comes to core business functions.
3. Security meets cost balance
Storing sensitive information in public cloud while hosting all company data in private cloud can prove to be costly. Hybrid cloud allows your clients the flexibility to use the public cloud to effectively store non-sensitive operations to save money and the private cloud for storing business-critical data.
4. Infrastructure & Scalability needs
With hybrid cloud your clients can continue to use their existing infrastructure when it comes to the private side. At the same time, they can leverage existing public cloud infrastructure for particular times or short-term projects without having to acquire new equipment and alter their own IT environment.
5. Optimised performance
If your clients’ databases process heavy data loads 24/7, the pay-per-use public cloud model stops being a cost-efficient solution. Hybrid solves this problem by allowing to host these heavy-duty databases in a provider company’s data center while other applications remain in public cloud.
6. Disaster support
Hybrid cloud supports high availability and disaster recovery strategies. Your clients can store apps and data in both public and private cloud, thus improving user access, increasing redundancy, and reducing overall risk. If one of the clouds is down, they can still rely on the second one. This way they can design disaster recovery solutions that reside in either cloud – or in both.
7. Flexible & Agile deployment
Thanks to a hybrid solution, your clients can shift resource, apps, resource, and data deployment between private and public cloud infrastructure according to current IT needs. They also can decide to deploy new tools and applications in either cloud, which provides more flexibility and control over deployments.
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