Hybrid Cloud Services and Your SMB: 3 Key Advantages

by | May 26, 2017 | Cloud Services

Cloud computing changed the game for the business world. You no longer have to make large upfront investments in servers and localized storage. You can access your business data securely anywhere you go. And you can facilitate remote employees much easier and more effectively. Save money, save time, and boost productivity. What could be better? The answer for your SMB may be the hybrid cloud.

The Advantages of Hybrid Cloud Services

As the owner of an SMB, you had, up until recently, two options when considering cloud based services: a private, localized cloud, or a public cloud service controlled by a third party. A private cloud requires more investment capital in infrastructure, IT, and management, but it also affords you greater specialization. A public cloud, on the other hand, requires no upfront investment but is less customizable. With a hybrid approach, you get the best of both worlds. Consider the following 3 advantages of hybrid cloud services for small to medium-sized businesses:

1) Adaptable

You won’t be confined to one model or the other. It can be specialized when it needs to be and otherwise revert to more standardized resources. Your demand will go up and down and you need a solution that’s flexible enough to accommodate this dynamic. When your business requirements swell, a hybrid approach provides quick and easy scalability to answer the moment. When the swelling subsides, resources can be pulled back. Your workloads can be managed much more efficiently.

2) Affordable

Adding the the low cost scalability of the public cloud to the customization potential of a private cloud gives you the best of both worlds at the best cost. You can pay for what you need when you need it. You no longer have to estimate your max workload and pay for it whether you’re using it or not. The flexibility of this model also makes it much more cost effective. Over time, this equates to significant long-term savings.    

3) Powerful

With the hybrid approach, you can get the most out of all your applications. You can determine when your workload is best suited for your private cloud or a vendor-run public cloud. Certain applications, solutions, and software are not optimized for use with a public cloud. A hybrid model will accommodate not only your changing workload needs but optimize your performance across applications.

Flexibility You Can Count On

Hybrid cloud services bring you a level of flexibility neither solution can have on its own. By allocating your cloud resources by workload and need, you save money long-term AND get the best performance possible. It just may be the streamlining solution you’re looking for.  

For more information or for help determining if hybrid cloud services are right for your SMB, Contact Us.

 

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