Hybrid Cloud Networking
What is Hybrid Cloud Networking?
Hybrid cloud networking is a mixture of different computing environments, most often consisting of combinations of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premises architecture. A hybrid cloud network is often shortened to “hybrid cloud.”
What is a hybrid cloud architecture?
Hybrid cloud architecture is the framework that facilitates the passing of data or the deployment of apps between multiple cloud-based services. Businesses use hybrid cloud services by mixing local, on-premises resources with private cloud and third-party public cloud services. An organization splits instrumentation between the three so workloads can move between the public and private cloud platforms as computing needs change.
What is hybrid cloud computing?
Fundamentally, hybrid cloud computing works by sharing information between onsite and offsite platforms. Interconnectivity between the platforms is achieved first through data virtualization followed by connective tools and protocols such as application programming interfaces (APIs), virtual private networks (VPNs), and/or wide area networks (WANs).
What are the benefits of hybrid cloud networking?
Transitioning to a hybrid cloud model changes nearly everything about how a company manages data and workloads. IT departments need to prepare to provide answers to how this fundamental transformation in people, process, and technology will ultimately benefit the overall business.
Most companies use a hybrid cloud model to:
• Simplify operations
• Reduce risk
• Increase workload efficiency
• Broaden capacity to meet spikes in demand
• Reduce costs
With all these benefits, a hybrid cloud model increases an enterprise’s overall agility and flexibility, changing the time required to offer new services from months to hours. And because developers can iterate, test, and deploy new applications offsite, fewer personnel are required to manage the process. In addition, IT departments can also reduce their on-premises cloud infrastructure, thus saving on major capital investments.
Moreover, with a hybrid cloud model, developers are able to create and modify their cloud infrastructure requirements themselves using software. That power also adds to increased speeds and efficiencies.
How do hybrid cloud networks connect?
Businesses use hybrid cloud services by mixing local, on-premises resources with private cloud and third-party public cloud services. An organization splits instrumentation between the three so workloads can move between the public and private cloud platforms as computing needs change.
These cloud networks connect via one of these three methods:
• Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow users to connect over public internet but with private, encrypted, secure connections.
• Wide area networks (WANs) allow users to connect over long distances and are more reliable than public internet. Note that WAN users should still employ a VPN for security.
• Application programming interfaces (APIs) are calls sent via HTTP request between clouds to connect networks, databases, and/or applications. APIs can be sent over WAN, VPN, or open internet networks.
HPE and hybrid cloud networking
HPE brings agility to apps and data to eliminate complexity and silos and drive speed and flexibility with common tools, processes, and automation. We’ll help you address the non-cloud-native apps that are slowing you down and get you on the path to a unified, modern cloud strategy. You can take advantage of many of our solutions to make a clean transition. Develop a cloud road map to prepare people, processes, and technology for holistic cloud transformation with the HPE Transformation Program for Cloud service.
Shift to agile IT solutions with HPE Pointnext Services. With HPE Pointnext, you get advice on IT strategy to transform hybrid cloud environments, take advantage of AI, and innovate at the edge.
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