What the Hybrid Cloud Can Do

What the Hybrid Cloud Can Do

What the Hybrid Cloud Can Do

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Recently, focus in the cloud computing world has shifted from remote solutions to the “hybrid cloud.” The hybrid cloud is the combination of on-premises infrastructure and one or more public or private cloud products and services. The hybrid cloud is becoming an essential part of the global workforce, which is now shifting to a state of hybrid work models as we regroup from 2020’s huge push to accommodate newly remote workers. Let’s talk about what the hybrid cloud can do.

How the Hybrid Cloud Works

The hybrid cloud works the same way your singular private or public cloud solutions do. A LAN (local area network), WAN (wide area network), VPN (virtual private network), and/or API (application processing interfaces) connect devices together and management software moves those resources into environments where connected applications can run, according to Red Hat.

Workloads are deployed in private IT environments or public clouds and then move between them as operation needs change. The workload includes the network, hosting, and web services included with the application.

Now that we’ve gone over what a hybrid cloud is, let’s talk about what it can do.

Increase Flexibility

Companies and their employees use a variety of online and local network-based solutions every day, and when you throw the hybrid cloud into that mix, it creates more flexibility. Workloads can be migrated to and from traditional infrastructure and public cloud systems as often as necessary.


Due to compliance issues, highly regulated industries don’t allow companies to house certain data in the public cloud. But with hybrid cloud systems, the data can be stored in a private environment while still having the capability to operate workloads in the cloud, all without jeopardizing the company’s compliance record.

This also increases the elasticity of the environment.


Often, you have two ideas warring with each other when it comes to making a digital transformation decision, and they have opposing goals. The first idea is that you don’t want to spend money on things just because they’re new to the digital toolbox. And the second is that everyone knows there is value in spending the capital to implement good tools especially if the investment pans out in your company’s favor.

The hybrid cloud is a study in agility. Being able to offer more integrated access not only saves your IT processionals a ton of headaches, it also helps increase the workflow quality and productivity.

Situations Solved by the Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud isn’t necessary for every business, but is it something yours could benefit from? Here are some scenarios where a hybrid cloud system would be beneficial, per NetApp.

  • If your business has dynamic or frequently changing workloads.
  • If you need to be able to separate critical and non-critical workloads.
  • If you intermittently process big data – it’s not a constant occurrence but it is still a necessary part of your workload.
  • If your company or industry is in the midst of a lot of changes, whether internally or externally driven.

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