The main benefit of hybrid cloud architecture is its flexibility. On-premises IT infrastructure requires time and money. Additionally, adding capacity involves advanced planning.
Whenever you need IT resources on short notice, the cloud is ready and able to provide them. Cloud bursting refers to the use of public clouds when demand exceeds private cloud resources. Some businesses have seasonal spikes that can put an extra strain on private clouds, which the public cloud can then handle.
Demand can also change depending on geographic location and events. With the public cloud, your organization can deal with these and other unanticipated IT loads without having to invest in expensive and inefficient on-premises IT resources.
By using a hybrid cloud, you can take advantage of the economies of cloud-based backup without maintaining a separate disaster recovery site. Should your primary data center or private cloud crash, you can “spin up” snapshots stored in the public cloud and resume your apps with minimal problems.
A hybrid cloud can provide cost-effective IT resources without incurring capital expenses or labor costs. Finding the right configuration, service provider, and location can cut costs by matching on-demand resources with tasks that fit them best. When you need to scale, redeploy, or reduce services, you can save money through increased efficiency and by avoiding unnecessary expenses.
With hybrid cloud architecture, you can move front-end and stateless applications to the cloud first. Later, you can move other applications either in virtual machines or containers. You can also still maintain legacy applications that you cannot transfer to the cloud on-premises for regulatory compliance, governance, or other reasons.