Is hybrid cloud the next thing since the advent of sliced bread?

There’s a lot of buzz around hybrid cloud solutions. And as is the case with many new technologies, there’s some confusion about exactly what it means. For good reason. Sometimes it refers to a mixture of applications running on premises and in a cloud.

More often, of late, the term hybrid cloud means a combination of public and private cloud solutions, with a single infrastructure that supports both and orchestrates between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.

Cloud Deployment Models

Private Cloud typically refers to a model whereby cloud servers run within a company’s own or a contracted 3rd party’s data center. It is characterized by single-tenant architecture with on-premises hardware. The major benefit it provides is direct control of the underlying cloud infrastructure.

Public Cloud typically refers to a model in which a third-party provider makes computing resources available over the Internet. In the case of a public cloud, companies do not have to set up and maintain their own cloud servers in-house. It is characterized by a multi-tenant architecture with the benefit of pay-as-you-go pricing.

Hybrid Cloud simply refers to a deployment model that combines both architectures and offers the benefits of both types of environments. Basically, the best of both worlds. The key is establishing connectivity between the two.

Why Choose a Hybrid Cloud Model?

There’s been much ado about the synergistic value of a hybrid cloud as the future for companies large and small. Strategic Systems Group (SSG) perceives a foundational premise in the ability to create a combined computing architecture with the potential to deliver better reliability, optimized performance, and greater value for the cost.

There are many reasons to choose a hybrid cloud. The most compelling benefits can be grouped into the overarching category of flexibility.

Handling Peak Demand – A hybrid cloud allows you the flexibility to “own the base configuration and rent the spike.”

Regulatory Compliance and Security
– A hybrid cloud allows you the flexibility to store sensitive data and conduct compliant transactions in a secure private environment while storing the rest of your data and workloads in a public pay-as-you-go cloud.

Innovation – A hybrid cloud allows you the flexibility to create production and sandbox environments on dedicated servers with the performance and security features you need while connecting to and accessing additional resources as you need them from your public cloud.

Our manufacturing and distribution clients are reaping these benefits. For more information, visit SSG, call us at 310.539.4645, or email us at We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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