Benifit of Hybrid cloud computing

Hybrid cloud-an infrastructural arrangement combining client cloud–identified as private cloud and at least one cloud which is the third party service provider .the interfaces or touch points existing between two clouds creates a computing environment which is conducive. Here the private and public services works towards creating values.
Cost reduction is a part of profit optimization. But the giants of IT industry have to spend in areas where the profitability is not much enhanced, but eats up a lion share of revenue. Thrust areas of IT spending of today are
1. For Running of day to day affair of the software ,hardware and apps , for up gradation , for fixing of damage, for R&D-about half the costing of today’s IT industry is spent-yet it does not effect profit in significant way
2. From maintenance of patient database in a hospital to take off scheduling of aeroplanes- apps needs to developed and subsequently upgrades productivity-but that too eats up about one fifth of IT industry spending.
3. Venturing into new markets, taking a new lease of life into administration, offering customers new value additions from data analysis can transform a business-which also needs about one sixth of spending.
In this gloomy backdrop hybrid cloud computing model that will be the ideal answer for cost and profit optimization –presenting a unique blend of versatility and applicability of public third party platform and security of private cloud. The benefits are manifold-
 To arrive at a viable model of business-cloud computing can greatly reduce the capital cost as millions of new business ideas can be explored through third party like Microsoft or Amazon. The pubic application platform will take the headache of up gradation application running, troubleshooting.
 The main concern for a public cloud is data integrity and security- but in a hybrid cloud sensitive data operations can be made secure.
 In a fast running competitive environment private cloud computing can make the company to run at par with the frontrunners due to hand holding support from public cloud-thereby avoiding isolation from market.
 Hybrid cloud computing ensures faster adoptability to changing technology. Where every day older ideas are getting obsolete-this is the best strategy for survival.
 For a small private platform it is almost impossible to strike back in case of a damage-through disaster recovery mechanism-but hybrid cloud computing can ensure easy recovery as multiple channel partners are involved.
 It ensures an easy exit strategy in case one idea does not click.
 The public platform-may be however big-has a limitation of hardware-but with the benefit of scalability of public clouds in hybrid cloud computing- the benefit of unlimited hardware can be achieved.
Let us draw some case specific illustrations for benefits a company can achieve through hybrid cloud computing.
1. A concern dealing with sensitive client data may offer a value addition to clients as software service provider through interconnection of business applications through public platform. However, success depends on control over data, security and obligation and the compatibility of application with the third party interface.
2. Cloud busting –another application where an application running on private cloud when data security is concerned, but bursts to public cloud when need for increasing computing is needed. Needless to say it offers flexibility for business growth and transformation.
Numerous other applications can be cited. In certain sectors like healthcare, players are concerned about security of their data-as public clouds may be under a new rule ensuring public disclosure. However smaller third party clouds across the globe may be an answer or third party like Amazon who is expanding their data centers across the globe may be the answer to security woes.
Taking into consideration the pros and cons of hybrid cloud computing- from the point of view of smaller investment – sustained larger returns it is the future of cloud computing.

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