In a recent blog, we discussed the many types of cloud services and deployments, including public, private, and hybrid clouds. In this post, we are focusing on hybrid cloud computing and what unique benefits it can offer to your business.
What Is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud, by definition, is a computing infrastructure that combines public and private cloud services.
This creates a new hybrid cloud infrastructure that offers public cloud flexibility as well as private cloud security and reliability–in other words, it’s the best of both worlds!
Also known as on-premise cloud, what makes hybrid cloud computing unique is the presence of an on-site private cloud server that works seamlessly with extended public cloud resources.
Businesses that leverage hybrid cloud infrastructure benefit from greater control over their private data while also taking advantage of unlimited storage, instances, and other resources.
Top 5 Business Benefits Of Hybrid Cloud Computing
Despite being a powerful computing solution, hybrid cloud is not as well-known as other cloud platforms.
If this is your first time hearing about hybrid cloud infrastructure, or if you are in the process of discerning the best cloud platform for your needs, keep these benefits of hybrid cloud computing in mind.
First and foremost, the unique architecture of hybrid cloud solutions is a major benefit for businesses of all sizes seeking flexible and reliable communications.
Hybrid cloud solutions offer the same flexibility of pure, public cloud (i.e. hosted) solutions while also providing more reliability with its on-premises component.
Thanks to this “best of both worlds” infrastructure, hybrid cloud solutions are also more cost-effective than typical private cloud offerings because they leverage public cloud resources. They can also help businesses save significantly by eliminating costly downtime.
Reliability & Security
Thanks to the on-premise component of hybrid cloud solutions, businesses benefit from increased reliability and security.
Functioning as a localized server, the on-premise “box” can offer as much as 99.999% guaranteed uptime, voice-first network optimization, real-time adaptation to network demands, and continuous monitoring. With this level of control and oversight, businesses can rest assured that their mission-critical communications are secure.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that these features and benefits have as much to do with the quality of the provider as they do with using a hybrid cloud solution.
To get the best results from a hybrid cloud infrastructure, make sure to choose the right platform provider.
Intelligent Traffic Routing
Another major benefit of having an on-premise component that works in tandem with public cloud networks is the ability to leverage intelligent traffic routing.
Rather than relying on a single network path, hybrid cloud platforms can direct your communications using the strongest connection available.
Coupled with your provider’s secure data centers and call routing nodes, this allows your communications to use the fastest, safest, and highest quality networks.
Flexibility & Continuity
Thanks to the public cloud resources a hybrid solution offers, your business can scale up or down as needed, from one location to many, without incurring dramatic cost increases or worrying about hardware.
No matter how your business is organized or how many locations you have, your communications system will work a single, seamless platform with all phones and other devices leveraging the same reliable networks.
Advanced Features Suite
Consistent with the “best of both worlds” theme, hybrid clouds also tend to offer better-than-average feature suites.
Since these platforms aren’t limited by all public or all private cloud infrastructure, they can offer your business features like advanced contact center support, analog device support, unlimited voicemail and voicemail to email, cloud-based auto attendants, call recording, custom message or music on hold (MOH), designated call forwarding to landlines, mobile phones, and other devices, traditional and digital faxing, extension user rights, and much more.
Choosing The Right Hybrid Cloud Provider
If you are ready to switch to a hybrid cloud solution, consider Mindcore for your provider.
The features and benefits we have discussed so far are solely offered through our Full Spectrum Communications Solution.
We specialize in providing cloud solutions, services, and support that cover every business need and challenge you may face.
Click here to learn more about our solutions and how we can provide the perfect hybrid cloud for your business.
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Matt Rosenthal is a technology and business strategist as well as the President of Mindcore, the leading IT solutions provider in New Jersey. Mindcore offers a broad portfolio of IT services and solutions tailored to help businesses take back control of their technology, streamline their business and outperform their competition.Follow Matt on Social Media