Cloud solutions have helped considerably advance businesses, regardless of whether a business makes use of public cloud solutions or a private option that it hosts itself. Many have found great utility in combining the two into a hybrid cloud solution. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the hybrid cloud to see if it would suit your needs.
“The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds).”
This definition comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication 800-145, written by Peter Mell and Timothy Grance. This effectively simplifies into two cloud models that function separately, but both are used to promote a business’ operations. These businesses might maintain a private cloud in-house for their operational needs, but use the public cloud to facilitate their backup and disaster recovery strategies.
There are a few considerable benefits that come from a hybrid cloud solution, including:
That being said, there are some downsides to the hybrid cloud:
For more information about your cloud options and expert guidance to help you make the best decision, reach out to Marin Technologies by calling (208) 329-6792.