Hybrid Cloud

Is the Public Cloud right for you, is a Private Cloud right for you? What if it’s a bit of both? Hybrid Cloud is exactly that. Unsure which option is right for you, contact our expert team today!

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What is a Hybrid Cloud?

You’ve more than likely heard of “the Cloud” as a concept pertaining to online data storage.

And you’ll probably know about the public cloud and private cloud.

But what about hybrid clouds? A hybrid cloud combines public and private clouds to bring in to effect an infrastructure which can offer a greater degree of flexibility when it comes to optimising a business’s computing workloads, whilst taking advantage of the features and cost savings offered by the different types of cloud hosting.

CloudCoCo’s experts have been designing and deploying Public and Private Clouds for many years. We work with you to understand the best approach for each of your workloads – considerations include the application life stage, user experience, governance requirements, business outcomes and total cost.

Overall, optimisation is one of the key objectives when creating a hybrid cloud-based computing environment, as is flexibility.

A Private Cloud approach can suit mature applications, high performance requirements, customised solutions, bespoke SLAs, special control and governance requirements and predictable cost-at-scale.

Adoption of Public Cloud suits agile development and deployment of new applications, dynamic usage, standardised global deployments and access to hyperscale innovation.

It’s about your choice for each of your workloads -the right balance that combines the best of both approaches for your business.

With CloudCoCo’s hybrid cloud solutions, rather than increase optional burdens, we decrease them. This is achieved via the use of our VMware Cloud Director Solution giving you a single console to manage, view and make changes to your “Cloud” environments regardless of where individual elements are hosted.

CloudCoCo has worked with our customers over the last decade to deploy Hybrid Cloud solutions helping to drive maximum cost savings whilst not impacting the services being delivered.

Utilising our Partner THG Hosting’s global infrastructure we offer the latest technology backed up by some of the highest SLA’s available.

How CloudCoCo and THG Hosting help you grow your business whilst reducing costs

Competing with multinational organisations with deep pockets create a barrier for many organisations as the investments required to put in place comparable IT infrastructure is not possible.

THG Hosting has built its world-class infrastructure to support some of the largest companies on the planet including the likes of LookFantastic and Myprotein to new a few.

As the investment has already been made, you won’t need to. Instead working with CloudCoCo you will get access to over 50+ THG Hosting data centres worldwide, connected to a plethora of Network Peering Partners.

Challenge CloudCoCo today to see how much you can save from your IT budget by using THG hosting’s tested solutions.

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What makes the Hybrid Cloud so attractive?

One of the main attractions of a hybrid cloud over a solely Public Cloud-based computing solution is that you can incorporate Private Cloud to create a customised hosting environment to suit your specific needs.

THG Hosting’s Managed VMware Cloud is a private cloud solution that provides public cloud features with on-premise control giving you the self-service flexibility to quickly deploy and configure your virtual servers whilst not having the hassle of provisioning, supporting and capacity-managing the underlying platform. You will also enjoy the peace of mind to rely on the assistance of our IT experts, who will be available to assist when required.

To learn more about the VMware Cloud solutions available from CloudCoCo, pop over to our dedicated page.

We pride ourselves at CloudCoCo with offering unrivalled 24 x 7 IT support for all our valued clients. For organisations with smaller IT teams, this can reduce the burden of out of hours support or other team members being on call.

Our Hybrid cloud hosting also offers a plethora of 30+ network peering and transit features to ensure you have access to superior bandwidth and data solutions.

Connectivity is also available to facilitate Private Cloud integration with workloads located on public clouds such as AWS, Microsoft Azure , Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud and IBM Cloud.

Bare Metal Servers

Another way a hybrid cloud can be customised involves the use of Bare Metal Servers.

These enable you to cut overheads whilst also boosting efficiency and privacy, which is ideal for businesses with high traffic, complicated configuration, and a need for a heightened level of security.

This is where CloudCoCo’s hybrid cloud-based computing and hosting services can really offer a tailored solution for your business, as you can configure various specifications such as RAM, storage and the level of managed support which best suits your tailored requirements.

If you’d like to know more about how Bare Metal Servers from CloudCoCo can enhance your private cloud, get in touch and speak to an expert today.

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How does the Hybrid Cloud Work?

A hybrid cloud brings together public and private clouds and enables data to move effortlessly between them.

This is achieved by virtualising data using services like VMware and then using various protocols and connectivity tools such as virtual private networks, application programming interfaces, and wide area networks.

Different environments within the overall hybrid cloud computing infrastructure will have its own particular advantages and optimal utilisations.

Combining them this way in a hybrid manner means that you have quicker access to vaster arrays of data whilst retaining a higher degree of control, security, safety, and accessibility for your most sensitive data and services.

A hybrid cloud makes workloads portable across different cloud environments under a unified hybrid infrastructure and aims to automate where workloads are sent so that they arrive at the optimal cloud environment for their intended purpose.

You can opt for the data centre location which is closest to your business physically and also select the contract length which works best for you.

You can also add more servers as and when you need to.

What are the Benefits of Hybrid Cloud?

As well as a greater degree of flexibility and increased optimisation, a hybrid cloud can also prove to be a more cost-effective and efficient solution for many businesses.

Hybrid clouds may also be useful when it comes to improving developer productivity as development teams are able to share work across all clouds in one unified environment once development is done.

Legacy applications can be migrated quickly which assists with avoiding the technical debt incurred by on-premises infrastructure.

A higher overall level of infrastructure efficiency is often granted by hybrid clouds – better resource control management means that optimal spend can be implemented across public and private cloud resources.

This in turn leads to a more cost-effective cloud-based computing solution for businesses.

Hybrid clouds can also be of benefit when it comes to security and regulatory compliance as a uniform implementation across all cloud environments ensures things are kept consistent and up to date.

A hybrid cloud may even help you grow your company more swiftly as it can accelerate the aspects of a business such as product development, feedback response, application delivery, and third-party integration.

Want to know how Hybrid Cloud will help your business grow faster? Ask us now

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How does Hybrid Cloud differ from Public and Private clouds?

The main feature of a hybrid cloud is its flexibility; hybrid clouds offer a dynamic cloud-based computing solution for businesses dealing with big data workloads.

A hybrid cloud may not be suitable for everyone however there are distinct differences between hybrid, public and private cloud infrastructure models.

Whilst hybrid clouds are extremely flexible, this is not without some sacrifice; for example private clouds may offer a higher level or overall control and security than a hybrid cloud. For their part, public clouds may be able to offer a greater degree of user-friendliness, convenience, cost savings and flexibility.

Deciding which cloud-based solution is right for your business will necessitate a review of your business needs and what you need your cloud-environment to be able to help you facilitate and achieve.

CloudCoCo are accredited hybrid cloud specialists and would love to help provide the best cloud solution for your business today.

We offer a free one hour consultation with our experts where we will review your existing cloud services and provide you with a free report showing what you can do to maximise your investments. Call the team today on 0333 455 9885 to arrange your no obligation session.

With numerous data centres spread out across myriad locations around the world, a hybrid cloud hosting environment can boast large scale deployments to ensure optimal performance wherever you, or your customers are on the globe.

If you aren't sure which kind of cloud-based hosting solution will work best for you, don't hesitate to get in touch for friendly, informative, expert advice to help you work out whether your business needs are best suited to a public, private or hybrid cloud.