The hybrid cloud integrates public cloud services, private cloud services, and on-premises infrastructure, and provides application orchestration, management, and mobility across all three. The result is a single, unified, and resilient distributed computing environment where an organization can run and scale traditional or cloud-native workloads on the most appropriate computing model. A hybrid multi-cloud is a hybrid cloud that includes the public cloud services of multiple cloud service providers.
Initially, the hybrid cloud architecture focused on converting parts of a company’s on-premises data center into private cloud infrastructure and then connecting that infrastructure to the environment. public cloud environments are hosted off-premises by a public cloud provider (for example, AWS, Google Cloud Services, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure). This is done using a pre-configured hybrid cloud solution like Red Hat OpenStack (link located outside of IBM) or by using complex enterprise middleware for resource integration. cloud into the environment and unified management tools to monitor, allocate, and manage these resources from a central console or “single compartment”.
Regulatory compliance and security: Reserve private cloud resources behind firewalls for sensitive data and highly managed workloads, and use public cloud resources more sparingly for public workloads work and less sensitive data. Scalability and resiliency: Use computing and storage resources in the public cloud to scale quickly, automatically, and cost-effectively in response to traffic spikes anticipate without impacting private cloud workloads (this is called “cloud disbursement.” Rapid adoption of new technologies: Adopt or upgrade to the latest software as-is. service (SaaS) solutions and even integrate them into existing applications without providing new on-premises infrastructure Improve legacy applications: Use public cloud services plus to enhance the user experience of existing applications or to extend them to new appliances VMware Migration: “Raise and migrate” existing on-premises workloads to public cloud infrastructure virtualized, to reduce on-site data center footprint and scale as needed, without additional investment in equipment. Resource optimization and cost savings: Run predictable volume workloads in a private cloud and migrate a variety of workloads to a public cloud; use public cloud infrastructure to “accelerate” development and test resources as needed.
Today, hybrid cloud architectures focus less on physical connectivity and more on supporting workload mobility across all cloud environments and automating deployments. those workloads to the best cloud environment for a given business purpose. As the next critical step in their digital transformation, organizations are building new applications and modernizing existing applications to take advantage of cloud-native technologies that enable development, consistent and reliable deployment, management, and performance in cloud environments and across cloud providers.
Cloud-native development allows developers to turn monolithic applications into enterprise-focused units of functionality that can run anywhere and be reused in a variety of applications. A standard operating system that allows developers to create any hardware dependency in any container. And Kubernetes automation and orchestration gives developers granular, defined, and forgotten control over container deployment and configuration, including security, load balancing, capabilities scale and more across multiple cloud environments.