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Hybrid Cloud Explained


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With the constantly changing technology landscape, it can seem like an impossible task to keep up. Every day brings new advancements, a need for new skills, and new terminology to boot. The latest? Hybrid Cloud.

For many companies it’s not simply a question of one or the other; they need both to manage their unique data situation. On the surface, the hybrid cloud is very simple. It makes use of both public and private cloud to manage a company’s data. But understanding the “Why” and the “When” of hybrid cloud has proved to be the challenge.

We’ve outlined the “What,” “When,” and “Why?” of hybrid cloud for you in this infographic.

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Hybrid Cloud Explained

  1. 1. What is it? PUBLIC CLOUD H Y B R I D C LO U D PRIVATE CLOUD Some companies may be able to provide on-site IT dedicated to data management, but for companies unable to dedicate the time and money, a managed service provider can be a solution.PRO TIP: What is it? A blend of both public and private cloud solutions. How is it managed? Best fit for? Manage a range of data (regulated and non-regulated) that requires a more flexible environment than a single-cloud approach. By blending both public and private cloud for your data management strategy all of your data is kept safe, secure, and optimized based on your data needs. Companies that... Your unique hybrid configuration will require equally unique maintenance and monitoring. Having the right people in place will be key. Best fit for? Need a simple, scalable setup with data and users. Don’t have the IT bandwidth to manage on-site/private cloud maintenance. Companies that... How is it managed? Data is stored in the provider’s data center (AWS, Google, Microsoft, etc.) and the provider is responsible for the management and maintenance of the data center. A set of hardware, networking, storage, service, and interfaces owned and operated by a third party for use by other companies or individuals. What is it? A set of hardware, networking, storage, service, and interfaces owned and operated by an organization for the use of its employees, partners, and customers. How is it managed? All management, maintenance, and updating of data centers is the company’s responsibility, whether you choose to do so via internal resources or a third-party managed services organization. Best fit for? Have existing data centers and can use their current infrastructure. Manage data regulated by industry or government compliance mandates. Are able/willing to pay higher, but predictable costs to ensure dedicated on-site resources. Companies that... H Y B R I D C LO U DH Y B R I D C LO U D E X P L A I N E D Need to keep costs low and data flexible. w w w. m a n a g e f o r c e . c o m