Cloud computing is now the new way of doing business in the world. Unlike in the traditional computing, where an organization had to buy all computing infrastructure such as hardware, software, and all their accessories, cloud computing offers all these services to any organization that subscribes. According to experts, the basic goal of this technology is to efface the huge budget organizations have to go through when buying and installing computing products. Cloud computing is basically divided into two namely private cloud computing and public cloud computing. The use of both private and public cloud computing is known as hybrid cloud computing.
In hybrid cloud computing, an organization combines both the services provided by private and public cloud. This model is becoming an increasing preferred model among organizations because of the need to remain secure. And therefore, in most cases, an organization will have their essential and sensitive tasks operating in private clouds, while their general tasks operating on a public clouds. Alternatively, some organizations only subscribe to public cloud services in case of demands. The interconnection between the two clouds (Private and public) is usually carried out on an encrypt connection which allows exchange of data as well as applications. It is good to say that these two clouds are always distinct and run independently-only a connection makes them hybrid.
Benefits of hybrid cloud computing
It is undeniable that hybrid cloud computing has introduced new benefits in the computing world as compared to both public and private cloud computing.
- Security- with this technology, gone are the days when an organization would fully commit her services to a public utility. Alternatively, a company only submits that which they deem as general while preserving their sensitive information. Furthermore, in case of any loss of data or services, this technology is efficient in enabling great recoveries.
- Cost effective- this technology saves an institution from having to undergo extra budget of buying computing infrastructure by allowing you to fully access them on a public domain. Additionally, it allows them access powerful and expensive applications which would have been otherwise expensive to buy.
- Scalability- With hybrid cloud computing, you can take advantage of both the computing sizes provided by private and public clouds. This is because public clouds usually provide a limit to its services.
- Flexibility- this technology allows you to introduce any new services quickly and have them run.
Whether a business is small, medium or large, the benefits provided are the same.