A cloud-computing environment is often sold as a simple cure to many of your problems. The truth is that cloud technology is a versatile tool with a broad range of applications, but it is not a magical cure-all. Using the cloud to its full potential requires experience and knowledge of cloud-based applications. The hybrid cloud benefits from the fact that it leverages the best of both worlds from both private and public cloud resources.
Private cloud infrastructure refers to dedicated hardware that exists onsite or in a third-party data center. This equipment is set apart solely for your system’s operations and data backups. It offers a high level of security and a comfortable degree of flexibility. Likewise, private cloud systems are typically managed in-house or with a dedicated third-party provider.
Public cloud services are administered fully over the internet. They are managed by a third party, usually a large firm like Amazon or Microsoft. All of the hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure is owned by them. You’ll have less direct control over this type of cloud platform, but the costs are lower, the scalability is responsive to your needs, and their large network of servers gives them higher reliability.
Hybrid cloud infrastructure combines these two systems to provide the flexibility and security of the private cloud with the scalability and reliability of the bigger players in the industry. This is not as simple as creating an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and exchanging data between your public cloud and existing services.
The Millennium Group offers hybrid cloud management solutions that allow these two systems to function together seamlessly with your existing operations and workflows.