Your hybrid cloud needs a storage layer that lets you deploy applications across both public and on-premise clouds and transfer data between these clouds with ease.
The benefits of hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud gives users the flexibility to easily move applications between cloud providers, the chance to use modern application development platforms—like containers—across different cloud environments, and the opportunity to start small and scale up as needed. However, traditional storage arrays are not built to help you achieve these goals. They lack the flexibility, openness, and scalability to support modern hybrid cloud infrastructures.
A persistent, software-defined storage architecture for your hybrid cloud environments is the best option for achieving your business objectives.
Here are 5 reasons why.
Different clouds offer different benefits. It may make sense to keep some applications on site while using different public clouds for other applications, depending on your requirements, budget, data locality, governance, and other factors.
Software-defined storage allows you to integrate workloads from on-premise to public clouds, or among different public cloud providers. You can place data in one cloud or another and access that data across clouds, whenever you need it. This approach ensures that applications get deployed to the right locations to match your workload requirements without locking you into one cloud or another. You benefit from lower IT operations costs as you take advantage of the efficiencies offered by different cloud solutions.