Why You Need a Hybrid Cloud Disaster Recovery Plan
Who ever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Up until recently, companies had to choose between the flexible public cloud and the security first private cloud.
The hybrid cloud offers the best of both worlds. It comes with greater flexibility, a more robust suite of services, and better user experience compared to both the private and public cloud.
The Age of the Public Cloud
The public cloud is everywhere. Any type of cloud service that is publically available- from online software to storage- is part of the public cloud. With a huge amount of flexibility, low costs, and the ability to access anywhere, it’s a no-brainer for many companies. However, the public cloud suffers in terms of control. Because third-party companies run the public cloud, there are very few options for control or security.
Using the public cloud for disaster recovery ensures your information will be available anywhere you need it. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of time. Uploading a data recovery from the public cloud increases downtime, taking you longer to get back on track.
The Private Cloud
The private cloud is similar to a virtual data center for your company. The big benefit to this is security and control. Unlike the public cloud, the private cloud is accessible only to individuals in your organization. This offers organizations a far higher level of control.
The private cloud is great for fast backups when your system gets hacked. However, if a disaster such as fire or flood occurs, your backup will be wiped along with the rest of your systems.
Gone are the days of having to choose scalability versus control. Instead, the hybrid cloud combines the scalability of the public cloud with the security of the private cloud— without the high price point. The private part of your hybrid cloud server keeps sensitive information safe without being overloaded. This makes the hybrid cloud faster to use.
The hybrid cloud provides the ideal data backup. You have a data backup onsite for when you need an immediate recovery and a public offsite location in case your system goes down. Best of all, the hybrid cloud is becoming more user-friendly, allowing even the normal office-worker to operate it rather than being a platform just for IT gurus.
Faster. Safer. Cheaper. Are you catching the trend to switch to the hybrid cloud?
What type of cloud do you use?