Businesses sometimes struggle to understand the difference between hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. A hybrid cloud infrastructure blends two or more different types of clouds, while multi-cloud solutions involve using multiple cloud services from multiple cloud hosting providers.
What makes a multi-cloud environment different from a hybrid cloud? This blog breaks it down and discusses the similarities and differences between multi-cloud and hybrid.
Difference Between Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Computing
Hybrid Cloud is a combination of public and private clouds and allows businesses to deploy workloads in private cloud environments. The hybrid cloud gives businesses the reassurance that sensitive information can still be stored and maintained within their own data centers.
Unlike the hybrid cloud, a multi-cloud environment uses multiple public cloud environments rather than a mixture of public and private. A Multi-Cloud strategy is a great way to provide hardware and infrastructure redundancies in addition to segmenting and steering user traffic through the fastest network paths. We understand that some clouds are better suited than others for certain tasks.
There are many reasons for businesses to choose a multi-cloud environment.
- Avoid Vendor Lock-in
When utilizing multiple cloud providers, some businesses don’t want to be locked into a contract with a single vendor for products or services. With multiple public cloud environments, they can scale more easily, and shift focus from one platform to another, if necessary, which allows businesses to be more flexible and to achieve an optimal balance between cost and performance.
- Risk management
Multi-cloud deployments improve your security posture. by offering redundant backup and recovery solutions, providing business continuity when an emergency such as a power outage or natural disaster strikes.
- Cost Optimization
You can take advantage of pricing options for computing resources and storage by using multiple cloud providers. By projecting your storage and workload requirements, you can allocate IT resources to the most cost-effective provider.
Why Hybrid Cloud?
A hybrid approach offers a company more control over its resources. Rather than entrusting all data and infrastructure to a third-party provider, an enterprise can keep all applications and data behind the company firewall and utilize newer technologies from the public cloud for workload deployment.
By leveraging both private and public clouds, businesses can easily scale their resources depending on workloads. Rather than investing to scale up an on-premises data center to handle larger workloads, business-critical, and sensitive data can be stored on-premises servers while offloading less sensitive data and applications to the public cloud.
- Cost Optimization
Since workloads and resources can be managed across multiple clouds or vendor services, hybrid clouds are highly scalable. When demand increases, businesses with a hybrid cloud solution can avoid huge capital expenditures to expand their infrastructure and instead pay only for the cloud resources they use.
Multi-Cloud Hybrid solutions involve using multiple cloud services from multiple cloud hosting providers. A Multi-Cloud strategy is a great way to provide hardware and infrastructure redundancies in addition to segmenting and steering user traffic through the fastest network paths. We understand that some clouds are better suited than others for certain tasks. Our experts can help you design, deploy, and even manage a Multi-Cloud solution that allows your business does exactly what it needs to do.
- Pick and choose cloud services from a variety of vendors
- Improve Disaster Recovery and geo-presence
- Utilizing a ‘portfolio approach’ gives you the ability to future-proof your cloud strategy
- Optimize cost and performance where you need it
ColoHouse Hybrid Cloud Solutions
The right solution often requires a combination of different infrastructure architectures. ColoHouse’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions allow you to incorporate equipment you own, hosted solutions, and elastic components to create the best fitting environment for your needs.
Creating a true Hybrid solution requires expertise in compute, storage, networking, security, virtualization, operating systems, and various software solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our Cloud solutions.