Contact us today!

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...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, May 21 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!


Tag Cloud

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