The Benefits of Leveraging Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Solutions
Aug 17, 2022–
By Sevag Mekhsian
When it comes to enterprise cloud solutions, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each business has its own unique set of requirements and priorities that must be taken into account when selecting a cloud solution. For many organizations, a hybrid or multi-cloud solution may be the best option.
What is Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Solutions?
A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds. According to vmware, “Hybrid clouds always include a private cloud and are typically managed as one entity. Multi-clouds always include more than one public cloud service, which often performs different functions. Multi-clouds do not have to include a private cloud component but they can, in which case they can be both multi-cloud and hybrid cloud.”
There are several benefits of leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud solutions:
Increased Flexibility and Agility
Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions offer increased flexibility and agility, as they allow businesses to mix and match different cloud services to meet their specific needs. This can be particularly beneficial for businesses that have changing or unpredictable workloads. Additionally, businesses may also choose to partially migrate their landscapes to the cloud, allowing a Hybrid cloud solution to be in place during a multi-year transitionary period to a public cloud solution.
Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can help businesses reduce costs by allowing them to use the most cost-effective cloud services for each workload. According to McKinsey Digital Insights, Around 80% of enterprises consider managing cloud spend is a challenge. More than 70% of enterprises cite optimizing cloud spending as a major goal, but realizing value remains elusive. oXya offers FinOps services and solutions to optimize and reduce cloud costs, learn more, visit our website.
oXya and Hitachi have reduced the costs for many companies, not only through acting as cloud advisory partners but also through their FinOps services. A customer that wants to start their journey to the cloud might realize the lower risk of moving their non-production footprint to the cloud first while leaving their production landscapes on-premise. Taking into account all costs, this can prove to be a net reduction in costs for their business-critical workloads – through less overhead in operating costs and taking advantage of public cloud-inherent technologies such as backup and disaster recovery solutions. oXya’s combination of Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and On-Premise consulting services have led to reductions of up to 50% in cloud operating costs.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud solutions present tangible solutions for companies that have historically struggled with performance related issues across their landscapes. From bringing unparalleled compute scale-up and scale-out capabilities, to high-speed networking and storage access, limitations that existed in the past are now trivialized when the proper cloud best practices are applied. A great example of this comes into play with SAP HANA environments. Fast-growing customers that were bound by traditional on-premise hardware resource limitations are now able to quickly modify their S4 landscapes to readily available cloud computing that accommodates their fast-growing S4/HANA databases. Environments that can potentially benefit from this type of agility are prime candidates for Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Increased Security and Compliance
Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can increase security and compliance, as they allow businesses to keep sensitive data on-premises or in a private cloud, while using public clouds for less sensitive data. This can help meet data privacy and security requirements.
Improved Disaster Recovery
Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can improve disaster recovery, as they allow businesses to replicate data and applications across multiple cloud services. Disaster recovery (DR) can help to ensure that critical data and applications are always available, even if one cloud service goes down. Whereas on a traditional fully on-premise footprint, you would have to have a 1:1 of your production environment in your Disaster recovery site, when having your DR in a public cloud as part of a hybrid cloud solution, you can leverage smaller DR environments that you can scale up in sizing during failovers, resulting in large savings in operating costs.
Organizations should carefully consider their specific needs when selecting a hybrid or multi-cloud solution. However, for many businesses, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can offer increased flexibility, agility, and cost savings. Additionally, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can improve performance, security, compliance, and disaster recovery. Picking the right partner to bring expert multi-cloud and hybrid cloud advisory and consultative services is critical in starting your cost-reduction journey!
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