A hybrid cloud solution is defined as operating a network using a combination of on-premise and / or multiple public and private cloud hosts to spread an organisation’s computing resources and functionality. Why? A hybrid cloud infrastructure spreads risk and, depending on the set-up, can provide benefits like disaster recovery options or valuable corporate agility.
For example, a company running a complete network replication in a third-party data centre is a hybrid cloud solution delivering 100% redundancy. Or by outsourcing certain tech functions, such as database storage, to a third-party cloud such as Amazon Web Services the result can be increased corporate agility - the outsourced service can be scaled up or down quickly as required.
IT Basecamp partners with Google Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services, Amaze Communications, Rackspace and Linode for the purposes of cloud hosting, in addition to our own data centre offering. With these options all at hand, we are able to devise customised, best-fit solutions for clients.
Our ability to host clients across different cloud technology borders is a strength that has taken many years of refining to offer the most scalable, resilient and secure environment possible.
With larger clients, IT Basecamp uses VMware to implement vSAN hybrid solutions. This concept of a software-defined data centre (SDDC) is where a shared storage solution is created from multiple servers sharing their hard drives to a centralised manager. Storage policies allow precise balancing of critical workloads vs performance and stretched clusters enable disaster recovery, distribution of workload, redundancy and fault tolerance. All in all an exciting, cutting-edge area of technology with big business gains to be made!