Future-proof your business with Hybrid Cloud

by R. Ashok Kumar, on Feb 9, 2022 8:17:34 PM

Estimated reading time: 2 mins

Business requirements evolve over a period of time. As a result, the enterprise invests in different Cloud Services. However, this practice builds up an expense overhead as all the Cloud entities have to be separately monitored. Hence they have to look for feasible options to improve Cloud computing and availability at reasonable costs.

Future-proof your business with Hybrid Cloud

What are the different Cloud engagements?

Some of the popular Cloud engagements are On-premise Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud. 

  • On-premise Cloud, as the name suggests, is a privately held Cloud setup on the premise of the enterprise or at offsite but not shared with multiple customers.
  • Multi-Cloud is opting for more than one Public Cloud service to leverage the best offerings of each provider. It has no On-premise Cloud engagement.
  • Hybrid Cloud engages the On-premise Cloud and one or more Public Cloud service providers with the sharing of application workloads in the ensemble.

Why is Hybrid Cloud better than Multi-Cloud? 

As the heterogeneous mix builds up in the Enterprise Cloud investments, businesses need to consciously select their dominant Cloud strategy to lower the overheads.

Hybrid Cloud strategy works out the best because it allows to share the containerized applications and workloads between the On-premise and Public Cloud and manage the setup as one entity with Kubernetes orchestration. It allows taking advantage of the evolving Public Cloud offerings through annual Public Cloud assessments vis-à-vis existing engagements.

What are the Hybrid Cloud strategy considerations?

Primary considerations in building a future proof Hybrid Cloud strategy include:

  • Sum of parts: Evaluate the providers and engage the desired features that are the best fit for the enterprise goals.
  • Cloud-first: Adopt the Cloud-first approach with the ideology of using Cloud-hosted software to fulfill business functions. However, understand that migrating legacy applications to Cloud requires refactoring.
  • Annual assessments: Perform assessments of Cloud Service providers on an annual basis and take stock of their evolving capabilities.
  • Continuous optimization: Tune the Cloud ensemble for optimization and take into account the revised subscription pricings to optimize the operational expenditure.
  • Governance: Manage and monitor the Hybrid Cloud as one entity through central governance and conform to global standards and best practices.
  • Cloud orchestration: Leverage Kubernetes orchestration to manage the Cloud setup holistically as one entity and reposition the workloads for lowering operating costs. 

How does Hybrid Cloud future-proof your business?

Hybrid Cloud allows enterprises to balance the workloads between the On-premise and Public Cloud service providers while taking into account the changing prices and evolving offerings at the individual service provider level. The containerized applications are hosted On-Premise with the adoption of selective features and computing resources of the Public Cloud service providers. Kubernetes allows to monitor, manage, balance the ensemble as one entity, and reduce expenditure. This Hybrid Cloud strategy allows the business to future-proof business.

Simply put

Kubernetes orchestration-powered Hybrid Cloud allows managing the ensemble as one entity and the workloads to optimize the overall operational expenditure. It allows to view the ensemble holistically and take into account the evolving Service Provider features on an annual basis. 

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