Is Hybrid Cloud the Answer for 2016?


Hybrid Cloud Model

The Cloud Computing Platform has changed rapidly the way businesses have re-modeled their data centers into private and public clouds which has resulted in a Hybrid Cloud. The product is red hot in the IT market, and in many cases, hybrid clouds are the only answer, in which it is a blend of private cloud and public cloud service. Workloads of data move between the public and private clouds. The company can be large with thousands of representatives or small with just ten staff members.


For most businesses that migrate to the cloud and use the hybrid cloud model to manage some of their resources in their own data center. These are located remotely in the data center of various service providers. The benefit is to extend either the capacity or the capability of a cloud service by accumulation, consolidation or customization with other cloud services. When the public and private services touch each other, it then forms a hybrid cloud service.

Very large companies can not relocate their IT operations as a whole to the cloud. The IT costs sky-rocket and very few organizations can afford to keep their whole IT requirement on their premises. Put these two facts together and a migration to some form of hybrid cloud follows.

Your Data Center is already Doomed by Hybrid Cloud

With the next hardware and software upgrade, one will definitely consider a Cloud Solution, especially when one takes the costs into consideration of running an IT department. The technical staff is highly skilled and when one of those staff members resigns, one will definitely try one or two cloud solutions. In short, asset capitalization and operational expenses will lead the business towards cloud architecture.

Case Study of Business Owner who migrated to Cloud


The business owner has five offices located in different States. Each office has its own Net-gear Software. The users at each office load and save locally. It is synched to the Cloud Server and from there to each of the other local office’s Net-gear software, where it enters Cloud Instance.

The test installation is in “The Cloud”. The business owner is running a cloud computing service that has a very good “Hybrid Cloud” capability. He is using “Vmware” and can create local file shares with user and group permissions, “VMWare” synchronizes the Cloud instance for the enterprise with all the permissions in order. The cloud based server or the local file share server can be accessed. Each user has a personal folder area that typically resides on their PC, that gets synched to their personal folder in the cloud.

Finally, yes, I do think there are many benefits if one decides to integrate the IT department to hybrid cloud. Enterprises still possess the IT department, which consists of the software and hardware and technical staff, but the Public cloud gets cheaper by the day. One can hire Software from public cloud for next to nothing which would normally be very expensive. Gone are the days where one needs licenses for every software program one owns and run into a brick wall if it is not kept updated.


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