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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Cloud

author : Sammen
08 Dec 2020

Cloud computing is one of the technologies that drive digitalization. There are three main cloud environments deployment options, shared, public & private. However, only the hybrid cloud infrastructure provides one such platform which combines it all. It combines the best of the private cloud and the best of the public cloud.

What is Hybrid Cloud?


A hybrid cloud uses a combination of on-premises private cloud and public cloud services. The combination of both the public- and private cloud allows businesses to benefit from both environments. Hybrid cloud means, you can take advantage of each delivery method (public, private, colocation) while mitigating the risks of choosing just one. You can allocate resources to either private or public cloud storage depending on where, when, and how you need them! You can easily scale resources up and down as your business needs change. A hybrid infrastructure can help businesses deal with rising traffic levels, as well as increased computing and storage demands.

Advantages Hybrid Cloud

  • Flexibility & Scalability

Having the advantages of both the public- and private cloud allows business to benefit from both environments. You can allocate resources to either private or public cloud storage depending on where, when, and how you need them. You can easily scale resources up and down as your business needs change.

  • Security

The hybrid cloud offers a higher level of security compared to the public cloud. Businesses have more control over their mission-critical data. With this cloud solution, you can decide which application and services can remain in the public cloud and which should be private.

  • Reduced Cost

The hybrid cloud is highly cost-effective because of its ability to quickly use and scale data and applications as and when needed. This way you only need to pay for the additional resources when you need them. Hybrid cloud adopters can balance their need to be cost-efficient with the security of keeping their most sensitive and critical workloads on a private cloud.

Disadvantages Hybrid Cloud

  • Hardware expenses

While a Hybrid cloud is inexpensive in terms of operations, businesses must maintain and spend on on-premises hardware for handling the computing needs of the private cloud.

  • Visibility

When running important IT workloads in a hybrid cloud deployment it can be difficult to maintain visibility over everything you are managing.

  • Complexity

It is a complex task to manage applications, data, and workloads in a hybrid infrastructure. Instead of managing a relatively confined infrastructure architecture, companies now have many different architectures to manage. This can be difficult for companies with limited IT resources and may need an external party for additional expertise.

New technology can be intimidating, but it has the power to completely transform the way we all do business. Confused by the cloud? Check out our blog: What is Cloud Computing? Everything You Need to Know About the Cloud

Is hybrid cloud right for your business?

Determining which applications are best suited for your business, keeping in mind what the requirements and security measures are needed to create the most effective and efficient infrastructure! for your business.

Whatever the case, Netrouting is here to help you make the right decision for your business needs. Our experts are happy to assess your business needs with you to and help you improve your business’ IT infrastructure.  Please contact us at sales@netrouting.com or +31 (0)88 270 02 00

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