It’s the future of IT, say InfoWorld. Cloud budgets are going up, say Hybrid Hive. And the numbers are big – the global hybrid cloud market will be worth $172 billion by 2025.
You keep hearing about the hybrid cloud and you know it’s big business – but what is it?
Put simply, it’s an IT infrastructure built upon both the private and public cloud. The private cloud being hardware which is hosted by an organisation and only available for its own use. The public cloud being the publicly available storage space which can be purchased from the likes of Microsoft’s Azure service or Amazon’s AWS.
The hybrid cloud exists where businesses use both the private and public cloud and make it easy to migrate workloads between them. At a technical level, this necessitates a compatible hypervisor layer.
Here’s an awesome term for you – cloud bursting. It’s a model of enterprise application deployment which allows an application to run its standard workload in the private cloud and push into the public cloud during peak demand.
Enterprises such as yours are using cloud bursting and it’s a big part of why the hybrid cloud is popular. Not only does it let organisations keep sensitive data in the safety of the private cloud, but it allows them to take advantage of the public cloud’s scalability – an asset for companies with seasonal traffic, such as e-commerce companies at Christmas.
The hybrid cloud gives flexibility to businesses. It lets them tweak hardware settings in the private cloud to suit bespoke applications. And having a public cloud subscription gives them access to data centers across the world, which protects their ability to guarantee IT service uptime for business users.
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