The 7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup

by | May 11, 2015 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

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Before we dive into the depths of the essentials of hybrid cloud backup, we need to make sure everyone in the boat can swim. A hybrid cloud solution is basically a combination between public cloud and private cloud deployment models.

A public cloud deployment model is like a dense cluster of computers working together, that appear to be running on your PC. The computers are sharing resources, and are not limited by slow speeds or bandwidth caps. Users on the public cloud can enjoy low latency times, and access to more gigs than they could probably ever afford. And, they can use hardware and software they don’t actually own. Companies like Google Apps, and Amazon Web are public cloud providers. However, the data is not stored locally, and the users can only work through the internet via web-based portals.

A private cloud deployment model is used when a company can build, develop, and manage their own cloud infrastructure. A company would need enough capital to run an IT department, and data center with enough computers and gigs to support it. So, to enjoy the benefits that come along with private cloud computing, you’ll need a lot of money, and some highly skilled computer geeks to manage your network.

With a hybrid cloud deployment model, a company can enjoy the best of both worlds, and develop a customized platform suitable for their business size.

Okay, we’re ready, it’s time to dive in to the world of essentials for an effective hybrid cloud backup system.

7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup

Business Continuity: Businesses don’t have to worry about downtime in the event of a disaster, or cyber-attack, because they will never lose access to their critical data and applications with hybrid cloud backup.

Data Insurance: Your data is backed-up locally and off-site, (and in some cases the data is backed-up in multiple off-site locations). With local hardware, all data is in-house, protected by preexisting firewalls, security protocols, and the encryption essential to the backup device.

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Local Storage Flexibility: Scale and adjust as your needs change. Purchase more local storage as your data grows, only as you need it.

Cost Benefits of Hybrid Clouds: Low initial investments, no costly maintenance, and low monthly service and licensing fees make hybrid cloud computing totally affordable.

Standards Compliance: The hybrid cloud platform complies with all government regulated standards.

Unique Revenue Streams: By having a physical asset and an intangible service packaged together as the same solution, the options for building unique recurring revenue streams are greatly enhanced.

Infrastructure Control: A hybrid cloud solution allows managed service providers, and value added resellers, to maintain their reputation as trusted advisers for their clients’ IT infrastructures.

If owning all of your own hardware (imagine a room with a thousand computers!), and operating your own IT department (imagine a room with a thousand computer geeks!) sounds a little out of the question. While trusting Amazon Web with your life’s work, or clients personal medical records, sounds a bit too sketchy, your business could seriously benefit from hybrid cloud backup. Please contact us today for any additional information.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.