Hybrid Cloud: Why You Need a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Adam Burnham

Over the past year, we’ve talked a lot about the hybrid cloud and how organizations have been drawn to this model for easier and more manageable cloud deployment. So, it’s no surprise that hybrid cloud has been seeing tremendous growth in the market. According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, hybrid cloud has become the preferred enterprise strategy, with 85 percent of enterprises having a multi-cloud strategy.

The hybrid cloud structure is perfect for today’s businesses, as it allows companies to do more with less, stretching the budget and using every dime as efficiently as possible. Today’s IT departments understand there’s no reason to over-spend on IT infrastructure – instead, it is best to use the team’s time and knowledge to expand the company’s offerings or improve its products.

That’s why we’ve seen the hybrid cloud model become the method of choice for IT departments looking to cloud-enable their businesses. It doesn’t require businesses to overspend on infrastructure equipment or create a data center from scratch, but rather simplifies the process, utilizing only the resources and costs needed to fit bandwidth, capacity and budget requirements. However, the benefits certainly don’t stop there. Other advantages the hybrid cloud can bring to your organization include:

  • Easy Expansion – the hybrid cloud allows your company to add what it needs, when it needs it; or to pull back in leaner times when as much capacity isn’t necessary.
  • Accessibility – with the cloud, your company’s critical data, apps and information can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
  • Protection – with cloud storage, your critical information is protected and backed up. If something happens to your on-site operations, such as a natural disaster that impacts your own equipment and hardware, you still have your information saved in the cloud and can quickly get your data back.

The hybrid cloud has matured to the point where it can provide excellent security to companies, allowing staff to access critical data from anywhere, at any time, while maintaining control over the physical infrastructure and network.

To learn more about how Markley’s hybrid cloud services can help you improve your organization, please contact us at info@markleygroup.com.