September 08, 2023
Before the pandemic, the conventional systems called for physical offices that were critical to culture, productivity and security. But, COVID-19 pushed every sector into a virtual working environment that delivered mixed results at best. As the third year of volatility continues, enterprises are beginning to tentatively reopen their workspaces, adapting to a hybrid model.
Now, 92% of traditional employees prefer a hybrid setting that allows them to shuttle between working-from-home and occasional office visits. This dramatic shift requires an expansive approach to business continuity, considering how IT must empower an infrastructure where location, collaboration demands, and access requirements are different and more dynamic than ever before.
Consequentially, a Hybrid Cloud shall be an integral part of creating a fully-adaptable continuity plan that is capable of adsorbing real crises.
The Power Of A Hybrid Cloud
A Hybrid Cloud in all its variants supplies the agility, standardisation, capabilities, scalability, and enhanced control needed to quickly develop, deploy and support digital applications, features and services. Consider it an organisational investment that enables growth while unlocking the space to introduce new technologies and innovation.
Through a Hybrid Cloud’s multi-environment structure, businesses can have more choices to warrant a stable foundation while preparing for any disasters. Even in the case of limited exposure, enterprises can use Backup-As-A-Service (BaaS), Security-as-a-Service (SecaaS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Storage-as-a-Service (StaaS) for modernising the operations.
A Hybrid Cloud’s unified architecture gives you the ability to pivot without any excess downtime or latency. But, its benefits are not limited to cost efficiencies as organisations using a Hybrid Cloud can also leverage responsiveness, scalability, availability, and updated technologies on-demand. Further visibility into the network is also feasible by maintaining close control of the applications, depending on which environment works best for them.
Understanding the entire interconnectivity helps improve the viability and effectiveness of the business continuity plans. The agile nature also allows enterprises to move through development and release phases much faster and more efficiently.
Hybrid Cloud environments are similar to any other outsourced service that can help relieve the burden of constant monitoring, support, and maintenance. The customisable structure also gives a choice to choose the features best suited to an enterprise’s requirements.
Expansion is tangibly easier as the elements that lay at the foundation of the architecture can be mapped and controlled through simple processes. This helps broaden the awareness of how companies operate through central management while also delivering a streamlined procedure in the case of a malicious attack.
Security stands as the most fundamental element in any hybrid model. A robust Cloud service provides data backup and protection coupled with infrastructure redundancies to ensure disaster survival. Furthermore, plans to transition the legacy systems to a Cloud architecture can help with processing, storing and securing the systems with retaining control of the critical data on-premise.
Adding on to this, using containers to deploy applications in a Hybrid Cloud can assist in keeping individual functionalities secure. Such containers essentially create “mini-environments” capable of remaining isolated from other workloads, making sure that any malware doesn’t have the opportunity to create a domino effect by penetrating dependent programs.
The Colocation Solution
For companies who intend to streamline their continuity, Colocation Data Centers can free up the physical footprint while delivering a fully-functional Hybrid Cloud. More importantly, IT assets in a Colocation facility allow fast and easy connectivity to the services that are a part of every remote working strategy. As businesses move their workforce to distributed locations, a secure, robust, and efficient Data Center can act as the hub that ensures flexible access for future scalability in terms of technology infrastructure.
Ensuring Business Continuity
With the Omnicron variant hitting businesses again and forcing them to re-evaluate their IT architecture, Cloud technologies form a safety net allowing them to pivot quickly by responding to the unprecedented change. While most enterprises have closed the gaps exposed by the pandemic, some still face disruptions between the continuous transition between remote and in-office working.
In such cases, a Hybrid Cloud helps optimise the access and availability across different platforms thus, reducing the overall impact on operational efficiency. It fits perfectly within a business continuity plan that focuses on a singular product or service delivery approach. The flexible Cloud infrastructure coupled with practical guides can help resolve deficiencies in interconnectivity.
Web Werks VMX
In line with the evolving need for Hybrid architectures, Web Werks VMX provides full-stack Data Center solutions that allow you to build a Cloud-ready operating model for your business with a comprehensive platform for all applications, data, and allied services.
Web Werks VMX specifically offers Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service as a resilient strategy capable of rapidly responding to IT interdependencies and complexities across the entire Cloud architecture. The protection plan assures 100% data backup and recovery while safeguarding your critical functions across the Hybrid Cloud.
Depending on the flexibility and availability required by your enterprise, Web Werks VMX provides three distinct platforms – Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud-As-A-Service, and Connected Bare Metals.
The full package of managed Cloud hosting and Private Cloud server backed by secure storage is what VMX Hosted Private Cloud is all about. Bare Metal clusters with unlimited traffic, optimum DDoS technology, and additional storage can be configured within a hyper-converged infrastructure. On the other hand, Public Cloud deployment ensures minimal operational complexity for migrating data and apps.
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