Hybrid cloud services are ideal for a business’s IT infrastructure. Investing in the future with cloud services can save on infrastructure costs, but the most valuable asset is digital transformation for business.
Each and every tech-reliant business has two goal types: business goals and goals for IT infrastructure. Historically, the IT goals have been focused on cost savings for the company— in other words, how little can you spend so that your business functions? Now the times are changing and businesses have embraced the cloud using a hybrid system, combining on-premise data storage with the cloud for digital transformation.
Digital transformation can give a competitive edge in today’s market, and we want to make sure you don’t get left behind. Many businesses have already invested in moving their workloads and data to the cloud. Investing in a hybrid cloud solution can help solve the following scenarios many businesses struggle with.
Not all workloads are created equal. Some need to run constantly and are permanent, like an e-commerce website or a control system for critical environmental processes at a factory. Virtual workloads add different levels of complexity. These cloud services can adapt to any change in virtual workload without hesitation. Use a scalable hybrid cloud service for your dynamic workloads, and leave the more sensitive workloads for the cloud or an on-site data center.
Storing Sensitive Information
Businesses who handle sensitive customer financial information should consider a cloud backup solution. In case of natural disasters or ransomware attacks, having that sensitive information on a backup file is vital. When one network gets hit with a natural disaster or cyber attack, both locations are usually unable to access the internet or company information, leaving the business crippled and unable to serve customers in any capacity. That’s potentially tens of thousands of dollars wasted while trying to get the business back online without a hybrid cloud solution.
Processing Large Amounts of Data
Most businesses don’t process large amounts of data around the clock. Data is usually processed at high volumes during specific peak times. Run some of your big data analytics with cloud resources and take advantage of network security features. This will help give you peace of mind knowing that the processed data is safe and secure.
Transition to the Cloud at Your Pace
Cloud migration does not need to happen all at once, and it’s recommended to migrate to the cloud over time with a hybrid approach. In 2015, the average business was simultaneously experimenting with and running data on multiple cloud variations. Choose to put your workloads on the cloud alongside your current IT infrastructure when the time is right. Expanding your cloud presence is necessary, but only as needed.
Temporary Need for More IT Infrastructure
A hybrid cloud can help allocate cloud resources for short-term projects. The capacity needed for your business to run then becomes less expensive. This helps regulate cost by ensuring you only pay for what is necessary, ultimately helping to lower expenses, set predictable costs, and increase ROI. As a result, businesses aren’t forced to over-invest in temporary equipment.
The Need for a Flexible Future
No one can predict the future no matter how hard they try. Hybrid cloud services empower businesses to match their exact needs for data. You can increase or decrease the need for cloud resources on demand as your needs change.
Is It Really Worth It?
Quit being a hostage to large, complex in-house tech installs driven by replacement cycles and depreciation schedules instead of business needs. Remove 80% of your in-house tech mess and replace it with hybrid cloud services that are as dependable as your electricity. We can replace large, unpredictable capital expenditures with an easily budgeted monthly cost. Call or chat with us today to get started!