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Have you heard of a hybrid cloud environment but are unsure of what exactly it offers? Perhaps you have also wondered about the benefits of a hybrid cloud environment and if it is right for your organization.

A hybrid cloud combines private cloud services, public cloud services, and on-premises infrastructure. Hybrid clouds let organizations leverage the security of a private data center while taking advantage of the scalability and cost benefits of the public cloud.

Let’s look at the top benefits of a hybrid cloud environment.


Top Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Scalability

With a hybrid cloud, you can easily add more computing power to run more computationally intensive applications without investing in extra infrastructure. You simply need access to the cloud service's resources to expand your infrastructure. 

In a hybrid cloud environment, companies can quickly expand their workload and launch new products faster because they don’t have to limit themselves to their on-premises infrastructure. Clouds are also more automated, so users can easily adjust settings to optimize performance and efficiency.

Buying for peak demand results in underused IT resources and thus wasteful spending on these resources. If your organization uses a hybrid cloud, though, you can invest in fewer servers and instead use public cloud vendors for extra resources during peak times. As a result, you will have better IT utilization rates, lower costs, and more efficient IT spending.

 

Flexibility

Hybrid cloud solutions offer increased data deployment options. You can easily move data between public and private clouds as your business needs change. You can also quickly allocate resources to each environment based on where, when, and how they are required. Hybrid cloud solutions allow you to choose various management and service models from multiple vendors, so you don't lock yourself into one vendor.

In the digital era, you must stay adaptable and have the means to change direction quickly. With a hybrid cloud environment, you can connect existing technology and on-premises infrastructure with cloud resources for greater agility.

Speed

Another benefit of a hybrid cloud environment is speed. The hybrid cloud isn't necessarily faster than a public or multi-cloud setup, but it does allow IT teams to optimize the network to reduce latency. In a hybrid cloud environment, you can use edge computing to speed up your entire IT infrastructure.

Public clouds must share their resources across a wide range of users, but private clouds can be designed to use resources the most efficiently. Enhancing control can save you a lot of time, especially if you place each application in its own optimized environment.

 

Security

If you use a hybrid cloud infrastructure, your organization can take advantage of the security that comes with a private cloud, as well as the power and options that typically come with public clouds. 

The data stored within a private cloud environment will most likely need to be sent to the public cloud, where it is processed and then used by applications and analytics systems. With a hybrid cloud, the IT team can make the transfer and storage of data safer by using encryption and other data security technology. Various data synchronization and data transfer technologies are available to ease the data movement from private cloud to public cloud environments.

 

Cost

A hybrid cloud can lower long-term costs, allowing your organization to create budgetary room. It is easier and cheaper to scale up a hybrid cloud to save money than it is to scale up on-premises infrastructure. Additionally, scaling increases your organization's profitability by allowing you to grow faster. 

When demand spikes, a hybrid cloud environment can help you avoid significant capital expenditures. Instead, you will only pay for the resources you use to expand your infrastructure. When demand drops, so will your costs.

 

Business Continuity

Hybrid cloud models improve business continuity while reducing downtime and costs. Your business continuity plan is meant to keep your operations running even if your systems fail. A hybrid cloud solution is important to any business continuity plan because it helps you back up key data and ensures scalability during massive demand spikes.

Businesses using hybrid cloud are now building portable applications that can run on-premises or in the cloud. Having access to portable applications can provide you with a significant competitive advantage in a service outage. Hybrid cloud environments also help you avoid unplanned downtime and recovery from disasters quickly.

Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Environment | Synopsys Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Environments and Chip Design

A hybrid cloud environment is a smart choice for semiconductor companies with existing on-premises systems. Burst capacity into the cloud can handle peak load requirements, while less portable workloads can stay on-premises.

On the cloud, chip designers can work more efficiently, improve their performance, and turn jobs around faster. No matter the size of your company or the amount of infrastructure you have on-premises, electronic design automation (EDA) vendors like Synopsys make cloud adoption affordable and scalable.


Synopsys, EDA, and the Cloud

Synopsys is the industry’s largest provider of electronic design automation (EDA) technology used in the design and verification of semiconductor devices, or chips. With Synopsys Cloud, we’re taking EDA to new heights, combining the availability of advanced compute and storage infrastructure with unlimited access to EDA software licenses on-demand so you can focus on what you do best – designing chips, faster. Delivering cloud-native EDA tools and pre-optimized hardware platforms, an extremely flexible business model, and a modern customer experience, Synopsys has reimagined the future of chip design on the cloud, without disrupting proven workflows.

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About The Author

Sridhar Panchapakesan is the Senior Director, Cloud Engagements at Synopsys, responsible for enabling customers to successfully adopt cloud solutions for their EDA workflows. He drives cloud-centric initiatives, marketing, and collaboration efforts with foundry partners, cloud vendors and strategic customers at Synopsys. He has 25+ years’ experience in the EDA industry and is especially skilled in managing and driving business-critical engagements at top-tier customers. He has a MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and a MSEE from the University of Houston.

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