What are Multi-cloud and Hybrid Cloud Solutions?
From SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, today’s cloud ecosystem includes a variety of different deployment models designed to suit organizations’ unique requirements around infrastructure, workloads, security, and more. In this blog, we will be highlighting the characteristics and differences between two emerging cloud deployment models- Multi-Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud Solutions.
What is a Multi-Cloud?
Multi-cloud refers to the deployment of cloud infrastructure on more than one public cloud provider, with or without an existing private cloud. In a multi-cloud solution, an organization uses multiple public cloud services, often from multiple providers. The different clouds are used for various tasks for achieving best-of-breed results or to reduce vendor lock-in.
The goal behind the multi-cloud approach is to reduce the risk of relying on a single cloud service provider. Workloads can be distributed across multiple clouds which improves independence.
What is a Hybrid Cloud?
Although many adopters of the cloud service rely on the public cloud, the “right” cloud solution differs for different businesses, where the requirement for the cloud is neither strictly public nor private, but both. Traditionally, this means running a hybrid cloud.
A hybrid cloud combines public cloud computing with a private cloud or on-premises infrastructure, both being connected with a persistent virtual private network (VPN). Unlike a multi-cloud strategy wherein admins manage each cloud environment separately, a hybrid cloud relies on a single plane of management.
Hybrid cloud deployments have become fairly common nowadays. It is useful for businesses that have migrated partly to the cloud but find it expensive or resource-intensive to opt for a fully-public cloud environment. This results in businesses preferring some processes, and data storage to take place in on-premises servers. It is also adopted by enterprises that prefer to keep confidential data in a secured environment (a private cloud or on-premises infrastructure) while taking advantage of the greater resources and low overhead of public cloud computing services.
To know more about Hybrid and Multi-cloud environments, read our blog Multi-cloud vs Hybrid Cloud Solution
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