Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud



The times where only sin­gle clouds and iso­lated solu­tions exist on the mar­ket are over. In the con­text of dig­i­tal­iza­tion, the increas­ing rel­e­vance of cloud tech­nolo­gies was fol­lowed by log­i­cal devel­op­ment. Com­pa­nies are increas­ingly rely­ing on net­worked and hybrid mod­els such as Hybrid Clouds and Multi-​Clouds. These foun­da­tions form the opti­mal promise for the ongo­ing dig­i­ti­za­tion, flex­i­bi­liza­tion and dynamiza­tion of IT in the con­nec­tion with the entire orga­ni­za­tion. Since both mod­els refer to a so-​called Cloud Mix, the risk of con­fu­sion is obvi­ous. How­ever, both vari­ants can be sep­a­rated from each other.

Hybrid Cloud

A Hybrid Cloud is a con­cept of Cloud Com­put­ing in which com­pa­nies can expand the resources of their own pri­vate cloud through pub­lic cloud. This com­bi­na­tion enables com­pa­nies to oper­ate and man­age parts of their own IT resources locally (on premise) and other parts out­side the com­pany. With this approach, pub­lic cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure can be used as data archives, while impor­tant cus­tomer data is stored locally in stor­age. In addi­tion, the advan­tages of a pri­vate cloud are used, because the hybrid approach allows com­pa­nies to ben­e­fit from scal­a­bil­ity and cost effi­ciency with this com­bi­na­tion.

Multi-​Cloud

The Multi-​Cloud, on the other hand, is the answer to the devel­op­ment of the com­plex­ity and vari­ety of require­ments of dig­i­tal work­loads in com­pa­nies. For exam­ple, the require­ments for sen­si­tive data are dif­fer­ent from those for big data analy­sis, and prices can also be dif­fer­ent. Com­pa­nies have rec­og­nized that the cloud is not the same as the cloud and that for every project the right resources must be avail­able for the par­al­lel use of mul­ti­ple ser­vices from dif­fer­en­ti­ated cloud oper­a­tors. The spe­cial advan­tage of the multi-​cloud is that the desired ser­vice and price can be obtained from the most suit­able provider when using the ser­vices.

Which Cloud to choose?

This elec­tion is not aimed at an either/​or ques­tion. The Hybrid Cloud solu­tion such as Microsoft Azure, for exam­ple, is Enter­prise proven, com­bin­ing the best of both worlds while pro­vid­ing greater flex­i­bil­ity. Microsoft Azure is a glob­ally avail­able and grow­ing col­lec­tion of inte­grated cloud ser­vices. Among other things, this col­lec­tion is respon­si­ble for analy­ses, com­put­ing, net­works and data­bases. This makes data backup, data stor­age and recov­ery more eco­nom­i­cal and effi­cient.

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