In today’s world, it is essential for businesses to use more flexible applications and services in order to be able to move their data assets anywhere. To support the required level of application elasticity and mobility, enterprises are turning to a hybrid data center architecture. A hybrid data center includes physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure to deliver application workloads everywhere across physical data centers and multi-cloud environments.
A hybrid data center offers a combination of on-premises, private and public cloud solutions that allows your applications and services to be performed in the most quick, secure, and efficient way. The goal of the hybrid infrastructure model is to leverage and enhance efficiency, lower costs, and improve agility. There are a series of business and technological advantages, so let’s explore some of them:
- IT departments can improve the quality of IT services while reducing their costs by properly mixing cloud and on-premises computing. Furthermore, the main advantage of using a hybrid infrastructure is that IT departments can be extremely flexible since data can be transferred across multiple physical and cloud environments. If your data center provider also offers Managed ICT services, like Lamda Hellix does, then those experts become an extension of your IT department allowing your personnel to enjoy peace of mind and focus more on your business.
- Another advantage of hybrid data centers is that they can be transformed based on businesses’ needs. Every company is unique and operates differently, so it is only logical that data and services also expect differentiated use of hybrid models. Having said that, data centers are able to appeal in different forms to secure businesses’ demands for agility. A hybrid infrastructure can also help a company prepare for fluctuations in traffic levels and allow for storage and configurations on demand. This flexibility is necessary and provides monitoring of the expenses by using workload-optimized infrastructure solutions.
- Interconnection is the solution in defeating latency issues and data gravity barriers. A data center serving also as an interconnection hub provides access to cloud providers and internet exchanges, ideally more than one, improving performance in environments that require data exchange between colocation data centers and public clouds.
- Enterprises can manage where to move their data and take the most proper security measures, according to their private security rules and policies. In a hybrid environment, operations teams can backup cloud storage to ensure that their data is safe at any circumstances and of course, available anytime!
There is no doubt that in our digital era, data is increasing and so does the demand for data centers which are now evolving into centers of data exchange removing data gravity barriers to accommodate distributed workflows, which vary by participant, application, information and location-specific needs. Lamda Hellix is the largest carrier and cloud neutral data centre provider in Greece and part of Digital Realty’s global network, providing our customers access to the connected communities that matter to them, with over 290 facilities in 49 cities, across 24 countries, on 6 continents through PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data centre platform.
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