Businesses trying to decide between public and private cloud hosting can now get the best of both worlds. Hybrid hosting solutions allow users to combine private and public cloud infrastructures to gain the benefits of each and avoid the drawbacks of both.
Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Hosting
Again, the union of privatized functionality, personalization and infrastructure design with public mass storage space and access is a winning team when it comes to productivity and efficiency for any hybrid cloud subscriber.
Contingent on the above scalability, hybrid hosting is more affordable than privatized hosting. Additionally, the attached value in productivity and proficiency for the company is immeasurable. What’s more, licensing fees for multiple users on a managed or virtual server are no more with use of the cloud.
True of all companies that are working in the public cloud, access across the globe at any time and with any device is enjoyed with hybrid hosting. The difference is that companies relying only on public cloud hosting are either putting private and proprietary data on a public cloud and trusting the morality of internet users worldwide or using paid space by storing private information on local or managed servers. Instead, enjoy the accessibility of the public cloud infrastructure and keep your most confidential data locked up.
While the public cloud relies heavily on a stable internet connection (loss of network connectivity results in loss of cloud access), privatized cloud features are still accessible locally. Further, the private cloud backs up often with impressive redundancy, so nothing is ever lost, even in the rare case that the cloud goes down.
Now, the hybrid cloud offers a solution that maximizes storage capacity and production power without the security risks, and with all the best features of the private cloud. Capacity on the cloud is virtually unlimited, so companies are encouraged to grow without harvesting potentially needed inventory to save space.
Potential Hybrid Cloud Hosting Challenges
Hybrid hosting is, by far, a more secure option for private data than storing data on the public cloud. However, choosing the hybrid option compromises some of the security that private hosting subscribers experience. Further, any time the internet is being used as a tool for computation and data storage, privacy and protection of information are at risk.
Solve this problem by storing the most classified information on private managed servers or local hard drives and saving the less clandestine transactions and data for the public cloud.
A great deal of organization and continuity can be compromised when data is moved between a company’s private and public cloud space, a process referred to as the “round trip” in the industry.
Solve this problem by sorting out which information should be primarily stored in which location. Internal processes and adherence to a structure and design that serves the company can prevent data loss. Designate an IT professional to monitor data that has been moved.
Companies considering a move to the hybrid cloud are concerned with application compatibility. Compatibility is a valid concern for some companies depending on their API integration.
Solve this problem by trusting the available cloud service provider support when choosing to implement hybrid cloud hosting.
Complexity of integration.
Transitioning to the hybrid cloud infrastructure can be especially difficult for companies who have been in business for a long time, or companies who mine an extraneous amount of data. Take, for example, a large decades-old company who has information and processes stored in a managed personal server, a public cloud platform, on the hard drive and – for fun – has some data stored in hard copy only. This company wants everything moved and managed on the hybrid cloud. Possible? Absolutely. Room for glitches? Plenty.
Solve this problem by knowing where files are located and keeping a clean inventory of what is being stored or directed and to where. Simplify integration with the cloud by downsizing unnecessary files and shutting off unused processes. Make the transition in stages and delegate facilitation of the migration to dedicated IT personnel.
IT technicians use a variety of parameters by which to measure performance of hosting providers, including the various cloud platforms. A huge consideration when it comes to hosting is latency – meaning the delay of data movement. These delays can cause issues for fast-moving, internet-dependent companies who expect processes to propagate seamlessly and rapidly.
Performance is primarily a non-issue for the cloud, with the propensity to run speedy processes at maximum capacity. However, managing and troubleshooting latency issues or performance deficits is difficult when the server is remote.
Solve this problem by keeping corrupted files and complicated or heavy-load processes local. If your capacity is heaving with the addition of these computations, move them to the cloud and become closely acquainted with your cloud service provider support team. Experts are on standby to troubleshoot issues and keep companies dedicated to hosting on the cloud.
Hybrid cloud hosting can be a benefit to companies who are troubled by security concerns with public cloud infrastructure or unhappy with the cost and complexity of private cloud hosting. Companies who have yet to emerge into the cloud may find that hybrid is the way to begin. Finding the balance to suit each individual company is the goal of providers such as AccuWebHosting. Contact us today for more information about hybrid cloud hosting.
Rahul is CEO at AccuWebHosting.com
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