Six Advantages of Hybrid Cloud Solutions

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To learn more about the benefits of Hybrid Cloud Solutions, download the Breaking Barriers with the Hybrid Cloud whitepaper today.

Over the last decade, cloud computing has witnessed colossal growth. Revenue within the global cloud market has been predicted to rise to USD $390 billion this year, which is a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent from USD $180 billion in 2015. The cloud has become an essential facilitator of innovation enticing thousands of organizations to step away from traditional infrastructure, and embrace the benefits that cloud computing has to offer.

Public and private cloud are the two primary cloud deployment models available. The public cloud offers cost savings and increased flexibility but uncertain security, whereas the private cloud offers high security and assured data control but at a substantially higher cost. That’s why there is a need for a Hybrid Cloud Solution that encompasses the advantages of both cloud models. Here are just three of the six major advantages organizations could benefit from if organizations implemented a hybrid cloud solution.

Enhanced Security and Compliance

One of the main concerns many organizations face when considering the cloud is whether it will be secure and offer multi-tenancy (the infrastructure that serves multiple customers). With a hybrid model, these concerns are easily put to rest as customers have the freedom to choose servers, a network, and storage dedicated to their business.

A hybrid cloud solution also allows organizations to grant and restrict access to whomever they please, ensuring that unauthorized personnel are unable to gain entry. A further benefit is that customers will have the ability to synchronize specific cloud servers in order to communicate with one another using a private network. Should an organization opt for dedicated hardware for critical applications instead of multi-tenancy, also helps businesses abide by regulatory and compliance guidelines for their region.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Organizations rely on business continuity to operate and succeed, and in some industries, it is even stipulated by law. It isn’t just about backing up and replicating the data help on the cloud, as business continuity refers to the resumption of business operations in the unfortunate event of an IT infrastructure failure or disaster.

The ideal scenario in this situation is a cloud solution that can ensure data availability within seconds of such failure or disaster. Hybrid cloud solutions enable mission critical data to cloud infrastructure to be replicated in different locations in an instant. This ultimately provides the organization with data insurance should the worst happen, as well as minimized downtime and loss of revenue due to the disruption this would cause to the operations of the business.

Improved Time to Market

In the digital world we live in, disruption is a normal (almost) everyday occurrence. In order to keep up with the latest trends, avoid market obsolescence and enjoy continued success, businesses must be ready to change their business model overnight.

Time to market is especially crucial for the growth and longevity of online companies. That is why the reduced deployment time that a hybrid cloud solution offers allows organizations to respond quickly to their changing environments without having to sacrifice their competitive edge. They have the ability to test, prototype, and launch a new offering in a very quick turnaround. This type of adaptability just isn’t practical when using traditional IT infrastructure.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions have the potential to revolutionize the way in which organizations use the cloud to operate. Alibaba Cloud Hybrid Cloud Solutions can help you manage the most common challenges associated with hybrid cloud deployment thanks to our expertise and team of solution architects.

To find out more about the other advantages of Hybrid Cloud Solutions and what we offer here at Alibaba Cloud, download the Breaking Barriers with the Hybrid Cloud whitepaper today.

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