Metrics on Hybrid Cloud:
Data is exploding in a way few of us can imagine. By 2025, there is likely to be over 100 zettabytes of data stored in the cloud. Each zettabyte equals a billion terabytes (or a trillion gigabytes). Along with this, the total global data storage is likely to go over 200 zettabytes of data, with half of it stored in the cloud. Cloud storage has increased exponentially as only a quarter percentage of all data was stored in the cloud back in 2015. In contrast, cloud data centers will be responsible for the processing of 94 percent of all workloads in 2021 with SaaS processes handling 75 percent of the total workload. The statistics tell us that non-cloud data centers are likely to be phased out to be replaced by cloud data centers within the next few years. Given the predominance of the cloud, end-user spending on cloud services has risen to keep in sync. In 2020, this spending has reached $270 billion. In 2021, this is expected to rise by 23.1 percent to a staggering $332.3 billion. By 2022, the figures are projected to reach $397.5 billion.
What is Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure?
A Hybrid cloud can be understood as a cloud computing strategy where companies deliberately combine different interconnected cloud environments. These can comprise public or private clouds or just virtualized infrastructures. By design, hybrid clouds are supposed to operate independently and highly secure as all data shared across the various communication channels are secured with a high degree of encryption. Managed Cloud Services Joplin can help you implement the same.
Hybrid Cloud Benefits
Hybrid clouds offer several remarkable benefits to organizations including its ability to enhance speed and agility in core business systems and more. Some of these benefits include:
A much higher degree of cost savings
Many companies pause significantly before deploying a hybrid cloud strategy as it involves an upfront investment. But once that’s out-of-the-way, hybrid clouds can also offer companies significant cost-saving benefits in the long term. Just to cite an example, companies making use of public clouds without a hybrid strategy can often find it prohibitively expensive to migrate information whenever they make significant changes to their internal systems. Hybrid clouds also make it easy for businesses to scale on-demand and this makes businesses more adaptable and able to meet the needs of changing market situations.
The right mix of control, performance and scalability
There are some benefits that are unique to hybrid cloud technology as it combines the best of public and private servers. For instance, there is no need for you to give up all degree of control to a third-party service provider, just to be able to benefit from the scalability of a public cloud environment. Every hybrid cloud situation can be optimized as per the unique needs of the specific infrastructure it’s being deployed in.
The very design of a hybrid cloud is based on your specific organizational requirements. This makes it highly optimizable for speed. This is especially obvious if you are switching from public cloud, as your IT team will be able to optimize for speed and minimize latency as the system is not entirely public. This of course will make all data transfers much quicker and easier.
Hybrid cloud offers an incredible level of customization that in turn makes sure that organizations remain agile enough to meet the most stringent and demanding of customer or client demands. Managed Hybrid Cloud can help organizations bridge the gap between legacy systems and newer ones with an overarching structure designed to deliver the most optimum performance.
Hybrid Cloud Disadvantages
Security is one of the most common concerns for businesses looking to switch to hybrid cloud. After all, the cloud will be responsible for the most sensitive information processing and storage in the organization. This same concern was reflected in a Forrester survey of 1,000 chief information security officers (CISOs) that showed that managing the growing complexity of security is now their chief concern. The very structure of hybrid cloud means that it is susceptible to a host of security vulnerabilities that need to be adequately managed. Always remember that the ultimate responsibility of securing data inside a hybrid cloud ultimately lies with the organization owning the data. But the complicated nature of a hybrid cloud does not make this job easy. Building truly secure, effective, ongoing security will remain a difficult process for organizations. You should be prepared for the challenges of building a secure hybrid cloud before you dive headfirst into making use of a hybrid cloud architecture.
Maintaining a high degree of visibility over a hybrid cloud service can be complicated. As there are more idle instances, this could even become a cost issue for organizations. Lack of visibility could also lead to noncompliance issues that can become problematic in the long term and put the company at significant security risk.
A Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure can be very cost-friendly and inexpensive in terms of operations, but it does require significant investment upfront for building the enterprise cloud. Since Enterprise Hybrid Cloud makes use of both Public and Private clouds, the organization will need to invest in cloud architects and qualified IT employees to manage the private cloud. This may not be an option for organizations with limited IT budgets.