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Hybrid Cloud and the Remote Reality

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September 11, 2021

Why in news ?

As businesses shift priorities to enable remote work, it’s time to rely on an effective multi-cloud, multi-edge, hybrid approach

What is a hybrid cloud?

  • Hybrid cloud is an IT infrastructure that combines and unifies public cloud and private cloud services from multiple cloud vendors.
  • Hybrid cloud architecture focuses  on the mechanics of transforming portions of a company's on-premises data centre into private cloud infrastructure
  • It then connects that infrastructure to public cloud environments hosted off-premises by a public cloud providers such as  Google Cloud Services, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.

Hybrid cloud

What are the benefits of hybrid cloud platform?

  • High scalability - With the scope of new additions in existing infrastructure
  • Very secure - Giving businesses crucial control over their data and improved security
  • High flexibility - Certain types of data can be stored on-premise while allowing less sensitive data to be stored on the cloud
  • Greater infrastructure efficiency by strengthening remote work
  • Cost and time efficient
  • Modernisation of application landscape
  • Seamless cross-functional communication
  • Overall business acceleration

What parameters need to be assessed in this model?

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Security compliance
  • Stringent latency
  • Connectivity issues
  • Dependency on internal IT infrastructure
  • Managing multiple vendors and platforms


Source: The Hindu Businessline

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