When it comes to business IT, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Every organization has a unique set of applications, routines and goals, and that’s why it’s important to implement the right blend of technology.
While the cloud offers many great benefits, such as increased mobility, reduced costs, and practically limitless capacity for growth, some computing tasks are still better off being handled on-premises.
For most companies, incorporating a mix of a public cloud (when your data is stored alongside another company’s, like on a Google server), a private cloud (when your data is stored on a private server) and on-premises systems is ideal. That’s where hybrid cloud deployments come in.
Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of any IT strategy, especially when it comes to government-mandated compliance regulations and dealing with transactional or personal information.
Previously, it was necessary to have things like payment systems running on dedicated systems far away from the cloud. With a hybrid deployment, you can run such applications in their own secure environment using a private cloud that’s either hosted by a third party or running on an on-premises server. By contrast, for applications that don’t handle sensitive data, using a public cloud environment — such as those offered by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace — is just fine.
Made for Purpose
Different computing environments deliver proven benefits, with each service being suited for different tasks. The public cloud, for example, offers the highest degree of scalability, accessibility and flexibility, making it the perfect option for handling many everyday business workflows and facilitating team collaboration.
However, every company also deals with confidential data and mission-critical applications that they need more direct control over. That’s why a hybrid cloud is fit for purpose, giving businesses the right mix of resources to handle different workflows. In other words, it takes a holistic approach by matching the right system to the right job.
Businesses are migrating to the cloud in vast numbers, while those determined to stay in the past of relying fully on on-premises systems are sure to be left behind.
By making the shift to a hybrid cloud environment, you’ll future-proof your business by better preparing it for future growth. That’s because cloud services are provided on an on-demand basis whereby you pay for the resources you need only when you need them.
In other words, your business will have access to practically limitless public cloud resources while also being able to take advantage of the extra privacy and security afforded by hosted private cloud systems.
Cloud deployments are easily quantifiable when it comes to costs. Instead of relying on expensive on-premises hardware, such as workstations or servers, you effectively rent your computing resources for a set monthly fee.
By migrating to the cloud, you’ll also reduce the burden on your in-house team, since there will be less hardware to maintain, fix and upgrade. That means fewer unpleasant surprises such as the high costs involved when you urgently need to repair or replace a failed system to reduce downtime. Instead, cloud environments typically feature redundant systems, cutting-edge technology and everything you need to stay online all the time.
The need to address growing demands and take advantage of added benefits like scalability and agility is transforming the world of business IT. With a hybrid cloud approach, you can grow as needed, take advantage of enterprise-level security, and expand upon your existing systems seamlessly. That’s why Truewater provides the services and expertise your business needs to set itself up for future success. Contact us today to learn more about our cloud computing services.