Contact us today!
561-795-2000 
844-795-2001

FRS Pros Blog

The Hybrid Cloud’s Usefulness to the Modern Business

The Hybrid Cloud’s Usefulness to the Modern Business

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way business is done, but most businesses don’t always feel comfortable storing data and hosting critical infrastructure in the cloud. Every business has to determine what kind of computing infrastructure is right for them. Many businesses today have decided to spread their technology investments around as they attempt to find solutions for all types of operational needs.

Cloud Computing and the Modern Business

When I think about cloud computing, the first thing that comes to mind is the scalable nature of it. Say you have 25 employees...14 of them need productivity suites, five need graphics programs, and six need them both. Well not only can you gain access to all those types of software titles through the cloud, you can pay per license needed. In this case the company would purchase 20 versions of productivity software, billed per user. This would give each of them access to all the productivity applications as well as cloud storage associated with the suite. In this way it makes it much easier for businesses to control their computing costs.

Breaking down cloud computing options for business, it becomes important to understand the difference between public and private cloud platforms. The public cloud resources are like the options listed above. They include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) options. Essentially if it is hosted in another company’s data center and you don’t have access to the actual hardware, you are dealing with a public cloud solution.

A private cloud solution is typically hosted onsite or in a colocated data center. Since the company itself is responsible for the management and maintenance of the private cloud, and tends to be much more expensive in both hardware and management costs, there needs to be a good reason to want to invest in a private cloud platform when there are cost effective options on the public cloud market. One is that the company has physical control over the computing infrastructure and the way the server and endpoints access data. The most popular reason businesses roll out private cloud environments is that it keeps sensitive information under direct control - a major point of emphasis for IT administrators that head up regulatory compliance and other security-minded campaigns.

The Hybrid Cloud

For a while, the hybrid cloud was simply the use of some public cloud resources and some locally hosted cloud resources, but today’s hybrid strategies go far beyond that. The modern business needs its data and infrastructure to perform in an agile manner. Since businesses need to adapt to certain realities quicker than businesses of the past, combining the access to both locally-hosted and public cloud-hosted resources, and having them be able to integrate with each other becomes essential to the business’ ability to achieve its goals.

Being able to tie together all of your organization’s computing resources under a single data management platform is advantageous for any company. Hybrid cloud strategies allow businesses to not only utilize cost-effective public cloud platforms, but also provide security and control over their more sensitive data. It also provides value for the organization that isn’t so sure about moving their most important resources over to the cloud. Cloud computing provides enhanced accessibility, but it may not be for everyone.

Ultimately the hybrid cloud provides companies with financial and workload flexibility that no other IT strategy provides. If you would like to learn more about the hybrid cloud, or talk to one of our knowledgeable professionals about integrating cloud computing into your business’ IT call FRS Pros today at 561-795-2000.

Tip of the Week: A Few of Chrome’s Native Capabili...
3 Things You Can Do to Hold More Effective Meeting...

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Network Security Business Computing Productivity Privacy Internet User Tips Hackers Google Software Cloud Microsoft Business Management Hardware Computer Innovation Tech Term Efficiency Malware Data Backup Mobile Devices Data Smartphones Hosted Solutions Browser Windows 10 Data Recovery Smartphone Office 365 Cybersecurity IT Services Communication Upgrade Internet of Things Gadgets Android Email Backup Windows Business Workplace Tips Apps Data Security IT Support Outsourced IT Small Business Cybercrime Communications Disaster Recovery VoIP Business Continuity Mobile Device Management Ransomware Operating System Network Phishing Money Artificial Intelligence Saving Money Alert Cloud Computing Users Law Enforcement Vulnerability Information Server Employer-Employee Relationship OneNote IT Support Managed IT Services Managed IT Services Blockchain Passwords Virtualization Spam Miscellaneous Managed Service Social Media Microsoft Office Collaboration Facebook Health Applications Best Practice Wireless Automation Chrome Hacking BYOD Unsupported Software Windows 10 Save Money Two-factor Authentication Computers App Information Technology Bring Your Own Device Networking Data Storage Telephone Systems Router Holiday Word Tech Support Google Drive Password Managed Service Provider Managed IT Hard Drive Display Shortcut IT Management Politics Cost Management Gmail Travel Augmented Reality BDR Excel WannaCry Government File Sharing Commerce Fraud Robot Access Control Evernote Budget Printing Application Proactive IT Wireless Technology User Error SaaS The Internet of Things Data Management VPN iPhone Mobile Security Encryption Safety Cortana Touchscreen Google Assistant Productivity Data Loss WiFi Conferencing Hybrid Cloud Sports Mobile Device Risk Management Quick Tips Telephony Patch Management Wireless Charging Audit Hosted Solution Google Docs Project Management Windows 7 Data Protection Avoiding Downtime Mobility Devices Meetings Search Wi-Fi Business Technology Data Breach Update Credit Cards App store Hard Disk Drive Smartwatch Virtual Assistant E-Commerce Google Maps Spyware Marketing Touchpad Memory Human Resources Vendor Management Microsoft Word Processor Going Green Social Testing Specifications Virus Computer Forensics Peripheral Scam Development Bandwidth YouTube Chromebook Education DDoS Co-Managed Services IT Solutions Server Maintenance Alexa for Business Files Payment Cards Apple Webinar Humor Financial Disaster Payroll Samsung Tablets Maintenance Benchmarks Recovery Camera Sales Proactive Management Sync Micrsosoft Employees Storage Social Engineering Consultant Telephone FAQ Investment Personal Information Legal Employee Edge Remote Monitoring Retail Websites IT solutions Sabotage Antivirus Security Cameras NFL eWaste Projects Administrator Lithium-ion battery PowerPoint Admin Business Intelligence Reputation Vendor Streaming Media OneDrive Identities Data storage Battery Hyperlink Charger iOS WIndows Server 2008 ROI History Break/Fix Ciminal Access Data Theft Windows 10s HBO PC Machine Learning Device Security Remote Computing Identity Instant Messaging Hacker Screen Mirroring Wireless Internet Saving Time Adobe Workers Computer Care Nanotechnology Digital Signage Employee-Employer Relationship Emergency Chromecast Voice over Internet Protocol Legislation Language Settings Value Point of Sale Wasting Time Windows Server 2008 R2 Medical IT Unified Threat Management Internet Exlporer Gifts Computing Solid State Drive Paperless Office Amazon Entertainment Downtime Windows Ink Data Privacy Emails Cast Laptop Gamification Keyboard Shortcuts Identity Theft Licensing Updates Root Cause Analysis Firewall Transportation Comparison Uninterrupted Power Supply Accessory Office Outlook Computer Fan Mobile Office Private Cloud Software as a Service 5G Microsoft Excel IT budget Upgrades Managing Stress USB Worker es How To Books Hiring/Firing HaaS Video Games Experience Cache End of Support Work/Life Balance Relocation Virtual Reality Crowdsourcing Employer Employee Relationship Training Monitors Current Events Electronic Medical Records Benefits Phone System Television CrashOverride Save Time PDF Computer Accessories Company Culture Thank You Smart Technology Mobile Computing Flexibility Compliance Music Printers Text Messaging Congratulations Scalability Regulation Analytics Keyboard Office tips Black Market Cleaning Advertising Twitter Automobile Big Data