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Evaluating A Customized Cloud Hosting Solution For Enhanced Business

by Ansh Dassh Self Employed
Businesses have been discovering often times that it is better to blend workloads with both the public cloud and the private cloud and in an environment that is single –tenant.

As one IT manager concisely put it, “With true hybrid cloud server we get multiple cloud flexibility allowing us to connect to either the public or the private cloud”.

Yes, hybrid cloud server can be the best fit infrastructure. In the IT domain you need an appropriate solution that meets the needs of an app or website.

• Public cloud with its pay-as-you-use scalability is the best fit for unpredictable traffic
• Private clouds offer top end security and definitive control
• Dedicated servers deliver ultra fast performance

Following an intensive due diligence approach, IT managers choose the best mix of public and private cloud models that will meet their unique IT needs.

With a good amount of research in hybrid cloud solutions, you will get answers that will dispel myths about hybrid cloud security concerns.

It goes without saying that there are private and public cloud solutions that offer as effective security as an on-premise solution for delivering IT services.

Cloud hosting providers can help clients by making it easier for them to comprehend how their apps can be attacked by current dangers, and thereby offer firewalls as part of their service.
 
Despite that fact that security is one of the leading concerns of businesses considering cloud adoption, state-of-the-art architecture offered by hybrid cloud server providers addresses most security issues.

It is no wonder companies working on various types of workloads are assured of the
best-in-industry safeguards.
 
Here are a few things that you must need to know about hybrid cloud

Its definition

At the very base level it is a combination of public and private clouds. Or you may say it is a blend of cloud and on-premises IT.

Frankly there is no consensus definition.
 
Nevertheless, experts say hybrid clouds are more than just private and public clouds amalgamation. In fact, according to them, whenever you combine two or more clouds in a coordinated fashion it becomes a hybrid cloud.

Several options available

There can be several solutions to manage hybrid clouds. You can take assistance from cloud management vendors, cloud management start ups, or cloud service providers.
 
Confronting management challenges

Once you adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, you may face several challenges. Remember, even hybrid cloud is not a perfect solution. Lack of data redundancy can be a significant security issue.
 
Therefore if you are thinking of making a transition to the hybrid cloud a careful and well-thought out negotiation of the contract is a must.

Typically in a system, the in-house group has complete control. But moving to the cloud can mean relinquishing some control to the hybrid cloud server provider.
 
Speak with your hybrid cloud provider and get answers to the following questions.

What are the regulatory requirements?

Companies operating in various countries have several regulatory requirements by which they must abide.

One of them could be ISO 27001. This is a specification or standard for an information security management system (ISMS). It includes, but not limited to, provision for establishing a standard for operating, monitoring, reviewing and maintaining ISMS.

You must create a framework by which both parties can mutually agree on.
 
Therefore, contractually ensure your hybrid cloud provider has the wherewithal to meet these requirements and is willing to undergo stipulated certification and review.

Is there as right to audit?

It is imperative that the cloud hosting provider must comply with an auditing standard such as SSAE 16. It could be any other standard for that matter.

The main underlying feature of such standards is to define and update how service businesses report on compliance controls.

In the cloud computing domain, it can be a challenge to demonstrate to auditors and assessors that compliance is being met.
 
You must keep in mind that auditors may not be familiar with cloud computing, leave alone the intricacies of the public cloud server or the private cloud server.

What is the long term reliability of the cloud provider?

Get a tab on how long the cloud provider has been in business, or how successful it has been. Get answers to what can happen to your data, if the provider goes out of business and whether can retrieve your data in its original format.
 
Most companies are likely to switch to cloud by 2020. It is imperative you get ready in the most appropriate manner.

About Ansh Dassh Advanced   Self Employed

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Joined APSense since, December 1st, 2014, From New York, United States.

Created on Dec 19th 2017 01:56. Viewed 440 times.

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