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The Top Three Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Deployment

Posted on October 14, 2013

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Companies all across the globe are starting to view the hybrid cloud as a transformative operating model—a real game-changer that presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses. And it seems the medium- to large-businesses are well aware of these advantages as research from Virtustream reports that organizations with more than 1,000 employees are 46 percent more likely than smaller ones to use hybrid clouds.

So what are the top benefits driving these enterprises—as well as small- to medium-sized businesses—to the hybrid cloud? Let’s take a look at the top three:

  1. The Ability to Leverage Both Public and Private Cloud: By intermixing private and public cloud infrastructures, companies are able to leverage the best of what both have to offer. The hybrid model allows businesses to rely on the cost-effective public cloud for non-sensitive operations and on the private cloud for critical, particularly sensitive operations. Moreover, companies can leverage the public cloud as needed with their existing applications that are already in the data center, as well as assets afforded in the private cloud, making for a more flexible IT environment.
  2. Enhanced Agility: Rather than being pigeonholed into one model or the other, hybrid cloud grants companies enhanced agility to move seamlessly between the two. Hybrid cloud has emerged as a new, more disruptive, powerful and economical way of delivering IT services than the traditional hardware-bound, premise-bound model.
  3. Overall Cost Savings: Instead of having to do a rip-and-replace with your legacy technology, a hybrid cloud model allows companies to bridge the gap between old and new systems, bringing significant CAPEX and OPEX savings to businesses. Moreover, with this type of model, companies can enjoy seamless scaling by allocating resources for immediate projects at a much lower cost instead of using local IT infrastructure when needed.

When you’re considering hybrid cloud deployment, the question is then how do you deploy a production app into the cloud, to support a hybrid cloud operating model.  CloudVelox CTO Anand Iyengar wrote a great blog on cloud migration requirements, which talks about the top 12 critical requirements for cloud migration.

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