Did you know that almost 60% of companies have already adopted or are considering adopting the hybrid cloud to leverage their business? What about containers? What do you already know? Come and find out how they can help you make this migration in an easy, fast and economical way.

According to a study conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science , more than 50% of companies have already migrated or are considering migrating to the hybrid cloud.  Along with this context, containers have become a great ally, as they provide portability and deployment flexibility.

Let's understand its concepts and how to use them together to improve the performance of your applications?

First we need to understand about the hybrid cloud . It is a combination of private cloud and public cloud, with one or more touchpoints in between. The public cloud can be defined as a cloud computing shared with other customers. The private cloud is an environment in which only the specified customer can operate.

The goal of hybrid cloud is to combine services and data from a variety of cloud models to create a unified, automated and well-managed cloud computing

What are the advantages of the hybrid cloud?

Cost benefit

According to Milind Govekar , vice president at Gartner, the hybrid cloud "can maximize cost efficiency, particularly capital expenditures, through concurrency and automated arbitrage."

Flexibility

For rapidly growing software houses With the hybrid cloud , you have tons of resources at your disposal, all on demand.

Safety

With the hybrid cloud , your data is replicated to a different cloud than your main systems. This protects your data in the event of a disaster (natural or technological), minimizing downtime and costs associated with such an event.

reduced latency

Hybrid cloud , along with load balancing, can reduce distance-based latency by ensuring that infrastructure is delivered from the closest possible location to the end user.

How do hybrid cloud and containers work together?

In addition to bringing agility to your applications, containers can also increase their portability to the hybrid cloud . In terms of architecture, you can:

  • Deploy the container and physical storage backing up locally;
  • Deploy the local container, associated with cloud-based storage, or vice versa;
  • Deploy the container to the cloud through a cloud .

By storing data in containers, you can easily move (all or some of it) to the public cloud. With a similar architecture across all of its applications, containers also offer flexibility in terms of maintaining the hybrid cloud.  Another advantage of using containers with the hybrid cloud is the agility for future updates to existing applications.

How much does hybrid cloud cost?

The costs of a hybrid cloud go far beyond the infrastructure. We must take into account the costs of software, employees required for maintenance and configuration, licenses, among others. That is why companies that already have depreciating equipment often choose to adopt a hybrid strategy.

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If you are considering using a hybrid cloud , containers should be on your radar too, after all, they are responsible for improving portability between cloud environments and still offer high granularity. An application developed in containers, using orchestrators such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm, can have its development and internal testing environments alongside the production part in the public cloud.

The key to a successful hybrid cloud For those who want or need to adopt the hybrid cloud , an alternative is to opt for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), a product that does not always fit into the tight budget of the IT department.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.