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Different Uses of Hybrid Cloud for Businesses


Hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming the best solution for enterprise IT. The hybrid cloud model allows businesses to manage their IT environments effectively while giving out non-mission-critical workloads to the public cloud. This gives more flexibility and scalability to the business. Below are five different uses of hybrid cloud, which will help you understand why you should implement it for your business.

App Testing

Most developers rely on public clouds to test new applications or to fiddle with analytic models because they offer more scalability options. Developers can get as much space as required to test, run the application, and fix the bugs in it, if any. Testing that on the private cloud can take a toll on the production environment. That is why only when the app is ready for use it is migrated from the public cloud to the private cloud, so that it can be deployed for the end-users.

Cloud Bursting

Cloud bursting refers to sending excess user traffic over to the public cloud when there is a heavy influx or an increased app demand. Most businesses cannot manage the sudden increase in traffic on their private cloud, so choosing a hybrid cloud model works better here. Besides, you only need to pay for the extra resources if you use them. This means that you can easily handle cloud spikes as needed without having to reserve any additional resources for that.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is one of the latest uses of hybrid cloud. Many small-to-medium businesses and startups do not have the resources to set up a full-scale disaster recovery solution on-site. Disaster recovery on the cloud gives more flexibility of storage to the business owners, as well as other benefits like automated failover testing, virtual machine replication, planned migrations, and faster recovery. Disaster recovery can be handled much more efficiently in a hybrid cloud environment as it allows you to adjust as per the variable capacity requirements.

Big Data Management

Analyzing extremely large data sets to understand the user behavior, patterns, trends, and interests demand heavy resources. Most businesses do not have enough resources to manage big data nor build it out quickly as per their needs. With a hybrid cloud model, businesses can run any of the desired analytics application in the public cloud to manage big data and then pull the results to the private cloud for further analysis.

Data Storage

The most obvious benefit of a hybrid cloud is its impressive data storage options. As your business grows, you are likely to have huge amounts of data. This can even get to the point that storing everything on the private cloud will not be a viable option for you. That is why most enterprises move their old data to hybrid cloud. However, managing active data as well as application in which data becomes dormant quickly after generation, is also possible in a hybrid cloud model.