All buzz about the cloud is because of the hybrid nature it has come up with which is giving security driven organizations some future goals.
What is a hybrid cloud?
Unlike previous one, which was all public, hybrid cloud gives an option to companies to have their own private cloud or a mix of public and private one. Although they are unique segments, they work together as per the customization. Hybrid cloud mainly works on two level i.e. infrastructure level or application level. Infrastructure level means a combination of virtual machines from different cloud services. On the other hand, application(Software as a service: SaaS) level means, set up within the data center of the enterprise.
Easy deployment being flexible: Deploying data as per the solo objective like for instance, archived data into the public data and operational data into the private one. This time when server failures are not acceptable due to increasing success rates, no one can afford to be un-operational during disasters.
Not expensive: Bearing cost of the independent server, its maintenance is more difficult than just paying for the service.
Services which is now not against the security policies of one organization.
Productivity takes heap by heap
Third party vendor came into the picture to create a cloud inside its firewalls when it comes to using Saas applications. The organization can be benefitted with the environment and business blooms with it. Previously it was a ‘no’ ‘yes’ situation where a unit wanted to accept this trend because of the advantages but cannot due to the risks involved. Now, once hybrid came into the picture, it seems a positive affair all around. Without compromising, organizations can use the technology and make it flexible as per their policies and standards.
Customer satisfaction enhanced
More emphasizes is on giving users a better and best interaction experience which is indeed a hit. Reviews, engaging audience, and better results is all that is the need of today’s world. It was present previously as well however with increasing use, benefits get a larger view of course. Denying the fact of cloud storage being the most powerful tool is not reasonable anymore. Controversies were there, figures were there and with the emergence of hybrid nature, most of it is reduced and has come along.
Risk regarding backup and restore, operations, staffing and training and above all cost-effective solution for all of the above strategies.
There are some threats involved
Decentralized data is more vulnerable to threat due to monitoring issues concerned and thus it is the major problem of using hybrid structure. Not to mention the security team nightmares regarding the monitoring. Now, on one hand, it is giving cost-effective solutions for some IT solutions, but for others, it could be a big deal. Frequent communication between on-premises and cloud data needs control and should be out of reach for threats. So, major threats are around security issues and it could be an employee or a third party source.
Expand and Explore
It certainly gives a way to explore more and collaborate with different technologies and units around the world. Perpetual meaning is everything that we discussed above however on the perspective it is adding more competition in the already competitive world. Some basic issues will obviously be reduced like authenticity and to some extent transparency as well. Media and finance companies are majorly into the hybrid world and using it to an extensive level. Strategically it needs tough technicality because of increased cybersecurity threats. Also, there would be insider threats and mostly everyone using BYOD, so that is also a concern.