A hybrid cloud is a computing environment that combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them. When computing and processing demand fluctuates, hybrid cloud computing gives businesses the ability to seamlessly scale their on-premises infrastructure up to the public cloud to handle any overflow—without giving third-party datacenters access to the entirety of their data. Organizations gain the flexibility and computing power of the public cloud for basic and non-sensitive computing tasks, while keeping business-critical applications and data on-premises, safely behind a company firewall.
Using a hybrid cloud not only allows companies to scale computing resources, it also eliminates the need to make massive capital expenditures to handle short-term spikes in demand as well as when the business needs to free up local resources for more sensitive data or applications. Companies will pay only for resources they temporarily use instead of having to purchase, program, and maintain additional resources and equipment that could remain idle over long periods of time. Hybrid cloud computing is a “best of all possible worlds” platform, delivering all the benefits of cloud computing—flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiencies—with the lowest possible risk of data exposure.
Our team can help you on your Cloud journey by migrating a production workload to Microsoft Azure. The Cloud Adoption Framework helps customers undertake a simplified cloud adoption journey. This framework contains detailed information covering an end-to-end cloud adoption journey, starting with targeted business outcomes and aligning cloud readiness and assessments with clearly defined business objectives. Those outcomes are achieved through a defined path for cloud adoption. With migration-based adoption, the defined path focuses largely on completing a migration of on-premises workloads to the cloud. Sometimes this journey includes modernization of workloads to increase the return on investment from the migration effort.
Assess, Integrate, Optimize, Manage: Innovation is closely linked to migration. When workloads create market differentiation opportunities, it is common for those workloads to be migrated to the cloud, then undergo modernization efforts. Once in the cloud modernization can be accelerated by modern cloud-based approaches, which also enable the development of new innovations.
Ensure proper implementation of desired changes, across IT and business processes, to achieve business outcomes: