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Hybrid cloud: The best of both worlds?

Organizations are migrating to the cloud because of business benefits it brings, such as agility, cost savings, efficiency and performance.

But, each business is an individual.

“Not all businesses derive the same benefits from cloud technology, nor do they all have the same requirements.”

“This is especially true when it comes to choosing between private and public cloud models, managed hosting and colocation. In addition, they may not be allowed to move certain information into the public cloud due to regulatory or business requirements.”

Hybrid cloud represents the best of all worlds.

“It allows organizations to use whichever cloud or hosting model best suits their requirements, regulatory frameworks and business objectives. This could mean using private cloud to host sensitive data and public cloud to host other business systems, or it could mean maintaining their investment in existing technology (such as colocation), while using public or private cloud as well to capitalize on performance and cost benefits.”

Protecting data in the cloud

When the cloud first emerged, and businesses began to consider adopting it there was an immense barrier to overcome data protection.

Protection is everyone’s concern, or at least it should be, and initially, businesses viewed the cloud with scepticism regarding its vulnerability.

It is now established that the cloud is — in fact — secure.

Continuous compliance challenge

• Risk management and compliance frameworks are massive and are difficult to manage in terms of the requirements that need to be met. And if organizations are dealing with more than one framework, the complexity is magnified.

• Businesses are influenced by a number of things, internally and externally. As the organization grows, requirements change. In parallel, the market is also changing, as is the technology landscape. The compliance framework therefore covers environments that are changing while also being influenced by external factors.

• There is a lack of understanding around what compliance means and what it applies to. What should be monitored, when should it be monitored? When should you do it? How should you report on it, and how can you prove compliance?

If you’d like to discuss your cloud computing options and how we can help you to make the most of new technology – and keep your business safe – call our team at 831.644.0300 or drop us an email at hello@adaptiveis.net

Adaptive Information Systems was founded with the mission to help businesses get the most out of their technology investments. We provide technology support in Salinas , we are ready to manage your IT needs so you can focus on running your business.