Hybrid cloud has become a strategic asset for many companies as they take steps toward digital transformation. A hybrid cloud approach—one that can span on-premises, multiple clouds, and even edge environments—can deliver significant business value, as long as it’s supported by a solid foundation.
What does a solid foundation look like? While every company’s structure will vary, all hybrid solutions depend on strength in three fundamental components: networking, identity and access management, and security.
As you develop your strategy for deploying hybrid solutions, make sure that these three fundamentals are stable and scalable to support your hybrid cloud environment.
Advances in Networking
Networking is the primary component of every hybrid cloud environment. There are a multitude of ways to create a cost-effective network that is reliable and secure. Hybrid cloud networking provides an interconnection between private cloud resources and public cloud infrastructure. It supports the movement of workloads in those environments and supports the transfer of data, enabling enterprises to use additional capacity and lower the costs of public cloud when needed. To make the best use of hybrid cloud networking, automation plays an important role in accelerating provisioning and meeting the fluctuating network bandwidth requirements.
Microsoft corporation is providing many advances in areas like network functions virtualization that are making it possible to deliver more features virtually, like firewall controls.
High-end Authentication approach
The approach to identity is a core decision impacting the overall cloud strategy. Organizations may be using a mixture of on-premises and cloud applications, with workers requiring access across environments in a variety of locations. Integrated management of this access is crucial. Identity is the new control plane; giving businesses control of users and devices, and providing a variety of connected endpoints including applications, sensors, and bots.
Identity management is interoperable between provider, platform, protocol and location and it seamlessly integrates with both on-prem and cloud resources. The advantage with identity management is that- IT organizations can now shift what they want to shift to cloud and keep whatever resources make sense in On-Premises instead of beholding to their identity management tool. In fact, it’s the other way round : IT organizations can choose their right IT resources for their organization and then integrate them within a single identity management platform.
Strength in Security
Hybrid cloud settles the dust as the efficient way to do cloud computing as it brings with it promises of flexibility and choice- both from a security as well as compute perspective. However, adopting a hybrid cloud model means looking at the ways to adapt to the security practices already in place and making the most of it. There are typically 4 security aspects to be looked into a hybrid cloud model:
1. Visibility and Control
2. Compliance and governance
3. Data security
4. Supply chain security
Adopting automation is the umbrella solution your entire hybrid cloud issues. However, it can be difficult to automate everything at once. Work on prioritizing, and automate one thing at a time- one at each layer of the stack. Doing so will make you more secure than yesterday and make you instill better practices for tomorrow.
The TEKPROS advantage with Azure Hybrid Cloud
Tekpros helps you to securely connect disparate environments and drive network efficiencies to other data center locations and private and public clouds of your choice.
– Easily create Cloud Servers in minutes.
– Connect to your on-premises data center and infrastructure hosted in the public cloud of your choice.
– Address issues with data back-ups, disaster recovery planning and costs of cloud-based web and productivity applications
– Manage your high complex enterprise applications and mission-critical deployments.
– Dedicated load balancer distributes traffic that offers a fast throughput for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, and applications.
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