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Businesses can benefit from hybrid cloud integration in a variety of ways. Most notably, hybrid cloud integration provides the flexibility of combining cloud and on-premises technologies.

The hybrid integration model allows you to effectively leverage cloud and on-premises technologies for data exchange and technology consumption. With an integrated hybrid cloud solution, you can unify data across cloud and on-premises applications and data, eliminating silos and ensuring your data works strategically.


3 Focus Areas for Hybrid Cloud Integration

When integrating hybrid cloud environments, you should focus on three main areas: 

  • IT Architecture
  • Scalability
  • Security and regulatory compliance

IT Architecture

If you work for a large company, you probably have data and apps both on-premises and in the cloud. So, where should you place your integration solution? First, you need to figure out where your IT center of gravity is.

The answer is clearest if your business operates entirely in the cloud or on-premises. Yet, many companies exist in a gray area. In such cases, it can be unclear where they should deploy their integration solutions.

Though it is crucial to analyze your current infrastructure, you must also look ahead. Your integration solution should allow your company to scale over time to future-proof against new trends as your requirements change.

Scalability

Integration must be scalable out of the box. Furthermore, it should be globally available and allow you to create and manage application programming interfaces (APIs). You must also be able to generate revenue from existing apps.

Choosing a hybrid cloud integration solution follows a logical progression. In most cases, this progression involves simple connections, data sync, and point-to-point communication. Yet, these are all reactive solutions. Your IT team is trying to solve current problems rather than prevent future issues from arising. It can help to look instead at the bigger picture by allowing customers and staff to interact with your data or tasking third-party developers with consuming and repurposing it.

When considering any integration, you should evaluate the project's scope first. While point-to-point connections may solve an immediate problem, they may also introduce more issues down the road. An integration platform can better help you reap future benefits.

A point-to-point integration or on-premises solution cannot always handle new apps, new data sources, and new calls for in-house data. It also cannot scale to meet evolving requirements.

Security and Regulatory Compliance

The core of IT is security and regulatory compliance. IT security teams must keep data secure and comply with national and international regulations. It only takes one major breach to significantly impact your business. 

A hybrid environment might seem prone to security holes, yet many companies already keep data safely in the cloud. Sales teams often use Salesforce. HR departments can rely on SuccessFactors. Cloud security for these enterprise-level tools usually depends on company policy. 

Data migration to the cloud has changed the integration debate from prohibition to precaution. Any integration solution you use should encrypt data in transit and at rest.


Hybrid Cloud Integration and Chip Making

If you work for a large chip maker, you most likely use a mix of on-premises and cloud infrastructure. Your company has undoubtedly invested significantly in on-premises data centers, software, and other computing technology. Developing an effective hybrid cloud integration approach, therefore, is crucial to your company’s future success.

Using the principles above, you can integrate your hybrid environment for various activities. You can also leverage cloud-based electronic design automation (EDA) tools for chip design and verification.

Most EDA tools are optimized for local on-premises infrastructure, requiring significant investment and optimization for cloud environments. Moving them to the cloud is technically and economically challenging, but the benefits are substantial. Integrated hybrid cloud deployments for chip designers are scalable, elastic, and high-performing.


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

Gurbir Singh is group director, Cloud Engineering, at Synopsys. He has a demonstrated history of leadership in the software industry. In his current role, he leads the development of the Synopsys Cloud product, which enables customers to do chip design on the cloud using EDA-as-a-Service (SaaS) as well as flexible pay-per-use models. Gurbir has run organizations to develop cloud SaaS products, machine learning applications, AI/ML platforms, enterprise web applications, and high-end customer applications. He is experienced in building world- class technology teams. Gurbir has a master’s degree in computer science, along with patents and contributions to publications. 

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