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Hybrid Cloud Hosting and Its Market Value

Hybrid cloud hosting strives to pull together the best of both worlds—public and private—to offer businesses the flexibility to form their own unique cloud strategies.

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The rage over the superiority of private cloud versus public cloud will continue for years to come. In the meanwhile, hybrid hosting made its appearance in the market and remained a buzzword for quite a long time before tapering off. Organizations still wonder if hybrid cloud is the right solution for their hosting needs.

Although business enterprises have made giant leaps in terms of technology by adopting numerous advanced techniques, they're often a step back when it comes to cloud services. The questions always arise in opposition to how hybrid cloud is better than private cloud and public cloud, individually. Each has its benefits. While private cloud provides full-fledged control and high security standards, price might become an issue here. On the other hand, public cloud might be a more economical choice, but can’t compete with the security features and flexibility of private cloud. That’s when hybrid strikes in—a combination of private and public cloud.

Distributing Data Across

The conventional set of web hosting serves its purpose, but when we compare it with the latest hybrid type, it is not as convenient and effective. Data distribution across two platforms proves beneficial in many ways. Most companies tend to locate their mission-critical data on private cloud, while using public for storage of non-confidential information. Such advantageous features aren't available with traditional hosting... another win for hybrid hosting. So, the link between these two platforms builds flexibility, enabling organizations to form their own unique strategies.

According to researchers, hybrid cloud growth is estimated to reach $84.67 billion in 2019 and the advancement is expected to only pick up traction.

Consider This Before Choosing a Hybrid Host

There are few concepts that you need to take into account while finding a cloud provider. Look into these three most crucial factors: security, connectivity, and portability. Some companies have issues with security compliance and other aspects, so it is essential to determine what steps the company actually abides by.

From a security perspective, the company must follow best practices to ensure that customer’s sensitive information is maintained safely. Connectivity and portability must provide the ability to move data and resources from private to public. And of course, the company should ascertain that sensitive data stays on the private server and is not transported to the public server.

The ability to manage a hybrid cloud efficiently without any added technical complexities is the key to a successful adoption. If service providers meet all the specific, users can experience highly effective hybrid cloud computing.

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Published at DZone with permission of Priti Shetti. See the original article here.

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