Hybrid Cloud: Is it Right for You?

By September 9, 2016Cloud, Hybrid Cloud

By Lenny Chesal, CRRD
Host.net Chief Evangelist
Hybrid Cloud Enthusiast 

Lenny Chesal




It’s a fact: more and more companies are moving their data to the cloud. By 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based, reaching 60 percent of all IT infrastructure and 60–70 percent of all software, services, and technology spending by 2020, according to IDC. The cloud brings numerous benefits like agility, scalability, flexibility, as well as enhanced capabilities such as disaster recovery, security, automatic software updates, increased productivity. The list goes on and on.

Not all companies though, can go all in and put everything in the cloud. Companies with diverse legacy networks and applications may need to keep things on a physical server. Also, many industries such as finance and healthcare are required to adhere to numerous compliance regulations, so they have to ensure their equipment is in a compliance-certified colocation facility.

_JLH4252That’s where hybrid configurations come into play. Hybrid solutions are a mix of physical environments and cloud computing. With Host.net you can leverage the best of both worlds and blend the right mix of colocation, cloud, and network backbone to seamlessly integrate the various components of your infrastructure. Our cloud experts can help you ready your technology framework for edge computing and the growing need to manage the Internet of Things.

80 percent of all enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017 as reported by IDC. But is hybrid cloud right for you? Host.net’s cloud is built on industry-leading server, storage, compute, and software resources for maximum performance, redundancy, and resiliency. We can help you manage mission-critical applications and resources through our portal to balance workload performance and financial objectives. Our colocation facilities are built for resiliency and redundancy and are SOC2, PCI/DSS, Visa, and HIPAA certified.

Contact a Host.net cloud specialist today to learn how you can harness the benefits of hybrid cloud. We give you real people you can actually talk to. Our support team is available 24/7/365. Our team takes great pride in providing “human support” when other cloud providers make it very difficult to speak to a live person.

Call 877-388-HOST (4678) or email info@host.net.

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