Many small and medium-size businesses are turning to hybrid cloud to solve their largest IT challenges. In fact, the demand for hybrid cloud is growing rapidly, at a rate of 27 percent each year, which is higher than cloud adoption overall.
This hybrid approach uses the public cloud, which works in conjunction with a private cloud platform designed for use solely by a single organization. These clouds, private and public, operate independently yet communicate over an encrypted connection.
As a result, SMBs can store protected data on the private cloud while leveraging resources from the public cloud to run various applications. The control and security of the private cloud are leveraged, yet the various features, flexibility and low cost of the public cloud are also available.
Here are five additional ways that hybrid cloud helps SMBs meet today’s IT challenges:
Improved decision-making. Decision-making is critical to business success, and a hybrid approach ensures the required data is available when the need to make these swift decisions arises. Access data faster when it’s needed, while ensuring the safety and security of that data.
Access to additional resources. Hybrid cloud helps organizations scale with greater ease. For example, when landing a new business contract, you may need additional resources. Hybrid cloud allows you to scale up or down quickly.
The ability to focus on core business. The bottom line greatly benefits from modernizing your infrastructure. Overhead is reduced, operational efficiency is improved and your ability to focus on core business tasks is significantly improved.
Greater security and enforcement of standards. Adopting a hybrid solution helps to streamline tasks, ensuring greater security and improving workflow for overloaded IT staff.
Greater agility. Leveraging public cloud at times of heavy usage allows organizations to have fewer outages and less downtime. In addition, employees have greater access to business critical applications, which is increasingly important with today’s increasingly mobile workforce.
Do you have questions about the benefits of adopting a hybrid cloud solution? If so, we can help. For more information, contact InfoManage online or call 212-931-0705.