How Public/Hybrid Cloud Management Helps Your Business
Considering investing in public/hybrid cloud services? Find out how public/hybrid cloud management services can help you get the most out of a cloud partnership
Gartner estimates by the end of 2019 cloud computing will grow by 17% over 2018 — enormous growth by any standards. Statista supports this trend, forecasting a $163B industry by 2021.
You can store, manage, process, analyze and more all in one place without the substantial capital investment, so more and more businesses are converting to cloud options. But to do you need effective public/hybrid cloud management? Here’s your quick guide to understanding what that’s all about.
What is Public/Hybrid Cloud Management?
To explain, we’ll look at three types of cloud computing.
- Private Cloud – This is a cloud network that’s exclusively used-by a single business. These businesses typically house a set of servers somewhere in their building. Employees access those servers from their cube, home, etc. This requires significant in-house management and capital expense. So many businesses are now opting for more cost-effective options.
- Public Cloud – A public cloud is shared by many businesses that use the cloud’s servers to store and process data. It requires no on-site servers. It’s all managed through the Internet. Employees log into the public cloud servers owned by the company’s cloud partner. This is the most cost-effective of the three options.
- Hybrid Cloud – A hybrid is a combination. A business might choose Public/Hybrid Cloud Management because they only trust specific data to their in-house team but don’t want to invest in a completely private server. When employees log in to a Hybrid cloud, they may access either depending on their security level, job duties, etc.
Public/Hybrid Cloud Management is the management of a public/hybrid cloud either in-house or through a managed IT service specializing in cloud migration and management.
Benefits Public/Hybrid Cloud Management
In addition to being more cost-effective, the benefits of a public/hybrid cloud are many:
- Shift capital expenses – When you don’t have to actually pay for maintaining servers, you can put your capital into optimizing operations.
- Ultimate scalability without the waste – Private servers are scalable. But you end up paying for unused resources. That’s not the case with Public/Hybrid Cloud Management. You only pay for what you need. Your ability to expand is endless.
- High security – You may believe that keeping your data on a private server is safer. But the truth is that major public cloud services invest heavily in keeping your data safe.
- Always up-to-date – A public cloud can spread the cost of upgrading across its many users. So it’s easier for them to stay current and you reap the rewards of this cooperative relationship.
Public/Hybrid Cloud Management helps ensure you’re maximizing the many benefits of a public or hybrid cloud. It keeps your data secure while integrating the cloud seamlessly into operations. With that out of the way, you can focus on development, growth and expansion in other areas without having to worry about cloud management.
What Are the Types of Public Cloud Management?
The most common are Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), both trusted names in business cloud computing. Each is a quality choice. So it all depends on what you’re looking for. For example, Azure is more capable of working in a hybrid environment, while AWS is expanding those capabilities. Pay structures and features vary, so you’ll want to consider how you’ll be using the service to get the best option for you.
BlueHat specializes in both Azure and AWS. We can help you determine which cloud is right for you, manage your migration and get the most out of your cloud computing partnership through these cloud services.
To learn more, reach out to schedule a consultation.