hybrid is the best of both clouds
– public and private –
without being beholden to anyone
What is a hybrid cloud infrastructure?
Hybrid cloud refers to a cloud infrastructure environment that is a mix of public and private cloud solutions.
A hybrid cloud infrastructure offers the best of both cloud worlds – the cost optimisation, agility, flexibility, scalability and elasticity benefits of public cloud; along with the control, compliance, security and reliability of private cloud.
A vendor agnostic hybrid footprint
Hybrid architectures are fast becoming the pathway that enables organisations to grow beyond their data centres and into cloud services across multiple platforms while retaining ownership and the independence of being vendor agnostic.
MobileCorp hybrid cloud infrastructure professional service
MobileCorp’s professional services includes the capability to:
- audit an existing environment
- act as Virtual CIO and present recommended options
- assist with the design cycle to deliver end state outcomes
- execute infrastructure project deployments and upgrades
- provide post-production management and support
Pros and cons of hybrid cloud infrastructure
- Anywhere, anytime access for IT management
When issues arise the managing IT team can gain access to the clouds from anywhere, anytime, using web-based controls.
- Flexible policy-driven deployment
This will distribute workloads across public and private infrastructure.
- Exploit the scalability of public cloud
Avoid exposing sensitive IT workloads to the inherent security risks by leaving them in a private cloud.
- Maintain a vendor agnostic independence
Have the ability to distribute workload across multiple vendors protecting future choice and freedom to upgrade or move.
- Spread the load, spread the risk
Services are distributed across multiple data centres across public and private instances.
- Improved security posture
Sensitive IT workloads run on dedicated resources in private clouds while regular workloads are spread across inexpensive public cloud infrastructure to trade-off for cost investments.
- Access to additional computing capacity
Avoid the high CapEx of expanding a private cloud environment as it can be delivered as a short-term IT service via a public cloud solution.
- Cloud expertise is required
Enterprises must be sure that they have the right IT staff members who have the deep and varied skills needed to configure, deploy and manage their cloud infrastructures, or will need to outsource this workload. That also means that enterprises will require the right software tools to manage and operate their deployments. Both cost money, which will be needed to support these efforts.
- Potential infrastructure integration challenges
Strong compatibility and integration is required between cloud infrastructure spanning different locations and categories. Additional infrastructure complexity is introduced as organisations operate and manage an evolving mix of private and public cloud architecture.
- Lack of visibility
When workloads reside in a hybrid cloud environment, it’s difficult or nearly impossible to get a singular view of everything that is being managed, monitored, or secured. This is especially true the enterprise is using different providers for the multiple clouds. Using a third-party platform that is purpose-built for providing this level of visibility is a solution but adds cost.