As enterprise apps (and the databases they bring with them) continue to move to the cloud, optimizing the management of this data for its new environment is absolutely crucial. When things are running smoothly, database management can be a breeze, but the true test of a strong management strategy is how it deals with disasters, or avoids them all together.
As a business leader, you know the potential impact of a database disaster cannot be overstated. Your company’s data is its beating heart and even a brief misstep could be devastating. Getting the call that your databases are down is the stuff of CIO nightmares, but with the right management plan in place, that’s a scenario that’s far from likely.
An effective approach many organizations are using to steer clear of database management disasters is hybrid cloud. This blend of public cloud, private cloud, and even on-premise data solutions is helping companies take advantage of the benefits of public cloud where they can while keeping more sensitive/regulated data close. It also allows corporations to move to the cloud gradually, rather than jumping in all at once.
Here are the top ways hybrid cloud can safeguard your databases and ensure optimal performance and limited downtime:
Hybrid cloud gives businesses of all shapes and sizes more flexibility with their databases as their businesses grow. This is especially true for organizations with high volumes of data who have previously been operating with just an on-premise or private cloud solution. The addition of a public cloud to their data management mix provides new resiliency to allow them to quickly scale up.
Cloud bursting in particular is a common function employed with hybrid cloud to assist with company growth. This allows data sets that have outgrown their on-premise or private cloud solution to “spill over” into the more flexible public cloud. Although it is important to note that for some companies, who are restricted by compliance or industry regulations, scaling to a public cloud may not be an option.
Different applications and data sets thrive in different environments (public cloud, private cloud, and on premise) and hybrid cloud empowers organizations with stronger operational control and infrastructure optimization to make sure their data and enterprise apps are in the cloud best suited to them. Simply having your data in the right cloud (or on-premise data center) can help you optimize performance and avoid potential catastrophe down the road.
The hybrid architecture allows for simple but important redundancies to be built into your system. Some companies already have on-premise data centers in place to keep their applications running in case a major failure disables some or all of the normal data resources. Hybrid cloud can help organizations achieve redundancy through the use of a private and/or public cloud as backup for data kept in the public cloud (or vice versa). That means extra security in the event disaster recovery is needed and countless time, money, and IT resources saved.
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