What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud is a form of cloud computing which combines on-premises infrastructure (or a private cloud) with public cloud.
Hybrid cloud solutions provide greater control of data, services and systems whilst also allowing data and applications to move between the two environments.
Many organisations choose a hybrid cloud approach due to business imperatives such as meeting regulatory and data sovereignty requirements, taking full advantage of on-premises technology investment or to provide super-fast access to rapidly changing data.
With a hybrid cloud solution, your organisation can ensure highly sensitive data and systems run in the locations you control to ensure they meet the regulatory requirements required by you and your clients.
Hybrid cloud scenarios
Dynamic or frequently changing workloads
With a hybrid cloud infrastructure use an easily scalable public cloud for your dynamic workloads, and use an on-premise data centre or private cloud for less volatile, or more sensitive workloads.
Separating critical workloads from less sensitive workloads
Store sensitive data on your private infrastructure and use your public cloud to run the rest of your applications.
Big data processing
Use your highly scalable public cloud to process some of your big data analytics.
Move to the cloud at your own pace
Start small by moving some of your workloads to a public cloud or small-scale private cloud, expanding your cloud presence as needed.
Cost-effective temporary processing capacity
Allocate public cloud resources for short-term projects, at a lower cost alternative to increasing capacity of on-premise infrastructure.
Best of both worlds
A hybrid cloud infrastructure can tap the into the advantages of both on-premise and cloud computing simultaneously.
How does hybrid cloud infrastructure work?
Separate clouds and on-premise environments become hybrid when the environments are connected seamlessly. This interconnectivity is the only way hybrid cloud infrastructure work. It’s how workloads are moved, how management is unified, and how processes are orchestrated. How well developed those connections are has a direct impact on how well your hybrid environment works.
Features / Solutions of Hybrid Cloud
for your intensive workloads or confidential data.
Multiple cloud environments/providers
combining private and public clouds.
Content delivery networks
to optimize how content, rich media and videos are delivered.
Cloud back-up and recovery
preventing data loss and allowing business continuity in case of incidents.
Benefits of using Hybrid Cloud
Your organisation can maintain an on-premise infrastructure for sensitive assets or workloads. You don’t share any sensitive data in your shared environment.
Expand computing power and data storage during peak times of the month or year as and when required.
With the ability to scale to the public cloud, you pay for extra computing power only when needed.
Transitioning to the cloud doesn’t have to be overwhelming because you can migrate gradually, phasing in workloads over time.
Fast performance, allowing your business to be reactive & agile.
Why choose BCN for Hybrid Cloud? Your trusted cloud partner
BCN Group are uniquely placed to support you with your cloud adoption, migration and ongoing transformation.
We help our clients adopt Microsoft Azure best practices and integrations at every stage of their transformation in the cloud.
We are Azure experts – a Direct CSP and Microsoft Gold Partner – and unlike most cloud providers we deliver a comprehensive end-to-end service and support offering which includes cloud consultancy and road mapping, adoption, integration, management and bespoke software development.
Our professional services team provide advice and clarity around cloud adoption and continuous transformation.
Our migration experts meticulously plan and manage every aspect of your migration, ensuring a smooth, organised and seamless transition.
Our software development team create bespoke applications and integrations which will allow your business to accelerate your cloud transformation.
Our Hybrid Cloud Clients
We needed an organisation that had capability, technical excellence and capacity. We are on a journey of digital transformation at Metro Rod and BCN are on that journey with us.
Find out how BCN Group can help with the cloud
Speak to our team today to see how we can help manage your business cloud needs.