What is Hybrid Cloud? 2018-02-22T17:10:26+00:00


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Hybrid Cloud Is…

Hybrid cloud uses a mix of private infrastructure (on-premises or a private cloud) with public cloud services. The two platforms operate independently, but communicate through an encrypted connection. By allowing workloads to move between the private and public platforms as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.

Hybrid Cloud Examples

An enterprise can host sensitive or critical workloads on-premises or in a private cloud (like US Cloud), but use a public cloud provider (like AWS, Azure, or Google), to host less-critical resources, such as test and development workloads. A hybrid cloud could also use another cloud service for backup and recovery services. A software layer can facilitate private cloud connections to public clouds.

Hybrid cloud is particularly valuable for dynamic workloads that frequently change. For example, a transactional order entry system that experiences significant demand spikes around the holiday season is a good hybrid cloud candidate. The application could run in private cloud, but access additional computing resources from a public cloud when computing demands spike. A hybrid cloud environment is required to connect private and public cloud resources.

Another hybrid cloud use case is big data processing. An organization can use hybrid cloud storage to retain its accumulated business, sales, test, and other data, and then run analytical queries in the public cloud, which can scale to support demanding distributed computing tasks.

Public cloud’s flexibility and scalability eliminates the need for a company to make massive capital expenditures to accommodate short-term spikes in demand. The public cloud provider supplies compute resources, and the company only pays for the resources it consumes.

Private cloud’s security, compliance, and support are ideal for the crown jewels – an organization’s confidential, proprietary, and regulated information. The unmetered pricing structure allows better billing consistency for budgeting purposes, which can be a huge cost-saver for persistent workloads.

Hybrid Cloud Best Use

Hybrid clouds are frequently deployed in the financial industry, particularly when proximity is important and physical space is at a premium, such as on or adjacent to a trading floor. Pushing trade orders through the private cloud infrastructure and running analytics on trades from the public cloud infrastructure greatly decreases the amount of physical space needed for the latency-sensitive task of making trade orders. This is crucial for data security, as well.

Hybrid cloud technology is also widely used in the healthcare industry to relay protected health information between healthcare providers and insurance companies in compliance with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires extensive permissions settings.

For similar reasons, law firms utilize hybrid cloud infrastructures with private elements, often as encrypted offsite data stores, to safeguard against the potential for loss due to theft, hardware failure, or a natural disaster destroying the original documentation or evidence.

Retail sales is another industry that makes use of hybrid cloud services. Transporting sales information, the analytics derived from that data, and PCI-regulated credit card information is a computationally intensive task.