Hybrid cloud

A hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud service utilizing both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization. Today many organizations are increasingly turning to hybrid clouds to combine the benefits of building private and public clouds as well as leveraging existing IT infrastructure to cut costs, maximize value and modernize the way IT services are delivered. All cloud computing services should offer certain efficiencies to differing degrees but public cloud services are likely to be more cost efficient and scalable than private clouds.

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Therefore, an organization can maximize their efficiencies by employing public cloud services for all non-sensitive operations and data, only relying on a private cloud where they require it and ensuring that all of their platforms are seamlessly integrated and secure.

For example, an enterprise can implement hybrid cloud hosting to host their e-commerce website within a private cloud, where it is secure and scalable, but their brochure site in a public cloud, where it is more cost effective (and security is less of a concern). Alternatively, the Lattelecom Cloud IaaS offering can be used, to follow the hybrid cloud model and provide storage for client data within a private cloud, but then allow collaboration on project planning documents in the public cloud – where they can be accessed by multiple users from any convenient location.

Key benefits


Scalability

Whilst private clouds do offer a certain level of scalability depending on their configurations (whether they are hosted internally or externally), Lattelecom public cloud services will offer scalability with fewer boundaries because resource is pulled from the larger cloud infrastructure. By moving as many non-sensitive functions as possible to the Lattelecom public cloud it allows an organization to benefit from public cloud scalability whilst reducing the demands on a private cloud.


Cost efficiencies

Again Lattelecom public cloud is likely to offer more significant economies of scale (such as centralized management), and so greater cost efficiencies, than private clouds. Hybrid clouds therefore allow organizations to access these savings for as many business functions as possible whilst still keeping sensitive operations secure.


Security

The private cloud element of the hybrid cloud model not only provides the security where it is needed for sensitive operations but can also satisfy regulatory requirements for data handling and storage where it is applicable.

 


Flexibility

The availability of both secure resource and scalable cost effective public resource can provide organizations with more opportunities to explore different operational ways.


Cloud Bursting

Lattelecom can offer the ability to employ cloud bursting, within a private cloud offering, in the event of spikes in demand. This service allows to switch certain non-sensitive functions to Lattelecom public cloud to free up more space in the private cloud for the sensitive functions that require it.