What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud is a computing environment that combines public and private cloud services while managing communication between them. The exact mix of public and private cloud services in a hybrid cloud environment can vary considerably based on the needs of the business. Hybrid cloud gives businesses more flexibility to shift applications and data between different clouds as their needs — operations and costs — change.
Advantages of Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud is increasingly an enterprise IT reality, with applications and data leading how organizations architect and manage their cloud strategies.
A flexible model, hybrid cloud is growing in popularity because it gives organizations the best of both public and private cloud benefits.
- Enhanced agility – The need to adapt and change direction quickly is a core principle of a digital business. Organizations can leverage different proportions of public clouds and private clouds for competitive advantage
- Data and application mobility – With hybrid cloud, organizations can shift data and applications from one cloud to another to cope with quickly changing workloads, business strategies, and prices
- Lower operational costs – Organizations can keep their most business-critical workloads on private, on-prem servers while offloading less sensitive apps and data to the less-costly public clouds
- Increased speed – Hybrid cloud supports branch and edge computing, which can increase speed by locating critical services closer to the people or systems that need them
- Low startup costs – Because a public cloud doesn’t require any upfront capital investment, organizations can more quickly stand up applications and workloads offsite and manage those alongside applications and workloads in private clouds
- Unlimited scalability – Organizations can rapidly access more resources and quickly increase operational capacity with public cloud
- Greater reliability – By distributing applications and other services across multiple data centers onsite and offsite, organizations minimize their risk of an operations-impacting failure
Yet if data becomes too fragmented across locations, it can be challenging for your organization to gain visibility into, manage, and make best use of it for business insights and competitive edge. That’s why teams embracing hybrid clouds are turning to modern data management solutions that eliminate data silos.
Hybrid Cloud and Cohesity
The hybrid cloud era requires a new approach to data management to combat data silos and deliver a consistent experience for users and administrators, no matter the location. This is why Cohesity consolidates data from both on-prem and multiclouds on a unified, hyperscale platform with complete visibility through a single UI across the environment. By delivering solutions to help enterprises identify the right workloads and data to manage no matter where they are running, Cohesity empowers organizations to leverage their data for maximum impact at the lowest cost.
The converged, cloud-native Cohesity platform eliminates mass data fragmentation and offers an array of public and private cloud integrations that make it easy to shift resources from private to public cloud and back again when it makes sense.
With a breadth and depth of advanced cloud services such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), analytics, data classification and data streaming, Cohesity delivers a data management solution complete with universal APIs. A single data platform and user interface enables tight integration between environments and infrastructure so that companies can take advantage of multicloud and edge computing.
Cohesity’s cloud-agnostic design supports all major public cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and features a distributed file system that spans on-prem and cloud data, regardless of where it resides.