Much has been said about Cloud Computing, its possibilities and applications. Having such a broad concept, the challenges for the Cloud Professional is great, especially for being responsible for scaling, deploying and supporting the Cloud environment in companies. In general, we observe that one of the main concerns of IT is not to negatively impact the end user, especially those who use applications such as management software, ERP, intranet, CRM to perform their daily activities. In practice, what no one wants is to hear the well-known phrase "after it has migrated or after they have deployed the new version this system is slow and only worsened."
With this idea in mind, the IT staff often decide to maintain their entire environment on-premises, however, so far it has been difficult to forfeit the full potential of a Cloud Computing solution. In practice, in order to maintain the current standard and performance of the applications, the control, centralized management, flexibility and scalability that a Cloud solution has to offer are left open. Keeping an eye on this scenario and not content with the possibilities, many professionals and companies have invested in uniting the best of both worlds, so it is possible to meet IT requirements by keeping the infrastructure, partial or total, on premises, but using orchestration solutions equivalent to that provided by Public Cloud providers.
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Coming back to the Hybrid Cloud, in practice it's a composite solution, meaning part of your IT environment will be physically installed in your company while part will be in a public cloud data center or provider. This way, the Cloud Professional responsible for managing the environment will have the possibility to leave "on-premises" applications that demand high availability, such as in an industry, the software that supports the production chain, while maintaining applications that must be accessed via the internet in the public cloud, such as the company website or the intranet used by the employees.
Other highly effective applications for Hybrid Cloud are related to redundancy, high availability and backup. Traditionally, IT and Cloud professionals are concerned and seek alternatives to ensure data access, security, and data stability, however, most conventional solutions consist of setting up two DPCs (data processing center)
or internal data centers, mirroring one another, for the company this comes down to one thing: High investment / spending on something like CAPEX, which does not always please or is the right way. By choosing to use a Hybrid cloud-based environment, the cloud professional will have a strong ally because they can have their disaster recovery, backup and redundancy environment ready, prepared, and configured in a public cloud, however, using less instances and computational inputs, which will zero the CAPEX expenditure, optimizing to the full the OPEX investment, paying only when using more infrastructure, having the flexibility to scale the environment temporarily, only when there is an incident or practical need for it.
For many IT and cloud professionals, the main factor that discouraged the use of hybrid cloud so far has been the fact that there are few alternatives or solutions that allow a unified environment management. This way the private cloud needs to be managed by a solution such as Openstack or a virtualizer like VMware, while the public cloud uses the provider’s management, such as Google Cloud, AWS or Microsoft Azure and with this, instead of facilitating management and increasing the team's security has raised complexity, generating more work. To the delight of many, nowadays this scenario has changed due to solutions that allow a complete integration of the environment, allowing the management of a private and public cloud from a single interface. In addition, the ability to use a direct connection between the Public Cloud Provider and the Private Cloud provider through a dedicated link allows, regardless of where the application is running, it behaves and responds just like the user.
In practice, the main notable advantages when using a hybrid cloud solution are:
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