Cloud is a strong enabler for digital transformation and over the years, businesses have invested strongly in cloud. These companies are looking to extract maximum benefits from their cloud investments and get a strong ROI.
However Public cloud hasn’t captured the public’s imagination as many had expected. The reasons are many. Public cloud architectures are dotted with technical complexities, there are lack of qualified resources and experts have raised concerns in areas like security. In addition, the potential cost of public cloud is a backbreaker. Storage fees, processing fees, data transfer fees and a hundred other type of fees leave the organizations open to serious financial risk.
However public cloud isn't that bad. It's just that it needs constant vigilance in terms of security measures and cost monitoring.
Hybrid cloud combines the best of all the worlds and enables easier consumption of cloud resources. It also enhances computing and offers better security which has always been a challenge with public cloud. Simply put, Hybrid cloud computing offers a combination of public clouds, on-premise computing and private clouds in your data center. The best of everything!
Nevertheless, people easily confuse hybrid cloud with multi-cloud. They are not the same. In multi-cloud scenario, an organization uses different public cloud services from different providers. Hybrid cloud on the other hand combines public cloud, private cloud and on-premise computing to deliver a comprehensive and secure cloud experience.
Hybrid Cloud fuses the privacy and security features of private cloud with massive scalability offered by public clouds. If you do not want to fully commit to cloud now then Hybrid cloud also gives you an option to use private cloud as a dedicated hosting environment. This private cloud can then be integrated with your legacy infrastructure. This way you can test the water and then gradually move to a full cloud environment.
In the world of Hybrid Cloud, Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as a popular component.
You might have heard about HCI and the benefits is offers as compared to traditional infrastructure. Speaking of definition, HCI as a system which consolidates servers, storage, the hypervisor, and some network functions into a software-centric solution deployed on commodity hardware. HCI offers speed, scalability, elasticity and interoperability and immensely simplifies the three tier (servers, networks, storage) traditional infrastructure
In the strictest technical sense, HCI is not Cloud however it is loaded with benefits associated with Cloud. HCI joins the storage of multiple physical computers into a shared storage which is utilized for virtualization. We can safely assume that many HCI components are at a midpoint between x86 virtualization and cloud computing.
HCI in a Hybrid Cloud setup is the perfect marriage which guarantees all the benefits realized with HCI and Hybrid Cloud minus the complexities.
HCI does a fantastic job in combining storage, computing, networking and virtualization into one simple and seamless system. There are plenty of benefits of HCI setup on Hybrid Cloud.
• The possibility of adding a multi cloud environment so that users can create a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure extension. This extension can be put back into the customer data center.
• Availability of Data Fabric- A data fabric is a set of data services that provide consistent capabilities across various endpoints existing on cloud and on-premise environments. With data fabrics, users can now integrate data management to excel workloads very easily.
• With the HCI setup on Hybrid Cloud more services can be added on scale.
HCI has emerged as a sweet spot in the Hybrid Cloud architecture. The right HCI solution can allow you to speedily navigate to hybrid cloud and also empower you to extract maximum benefits from the hybrid cloud infrastructure. At ISSQUARED, we can help you take this journey with our state of the art, hyperconverged solution, Fabulix.
Fabulix combines computing, storage, networking and virtualization resources into a single, easy-to-use system. Built on Microsoft Windows 2019 HCI system, Fabulix is adept to manage all your workloads, be it of any size or complexity. ISSQUARED would be delighted to partner with you in this infrastructure transformation journey. Feel free to reach to any of our experts here