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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 KT Connections by calling 605-341-3873.
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.