The hybrid cloud is considered a best of both worlds solution for IT companies torn between a private or public cloud. Through a hybrid environment, companies can leverage both the agility and scale that the public cloud provides along with adhering to any regulations that might impact their respective industries. Vault Networks is proud to support our customers who are interested in building hybrid environments by connecting their colocation environments directly into our cloud infrastructure.
The first thing to consider with a hybrid colocation solution is what benefits will be gained from the cloud portion of the environment. In most hybrid scenarios, applications that require great flexibility (e-commerce pages during busy sales seasons, for example) are hosted in the public cloud while applications that are more stable or might have regulatory reasons to not be in a public cloud are hosted in the private, colocation environment. Another popular reason to utilize a hybrid environment is to add the scalability benefits of the public cloud environment to the existing private infrastructure – after all, with vnCloud you can spin up multiple servers in a matter of minutes, while a colocation environment would have to wait on a physical server to arrive. Companies also use the public cloud environment as a business continuity solution, with server templates created that can be generated on demand in the event of any downtime for the physical infrastructure, such as planned maintenance. Regardless of the reason that you are considering a hybrid colocation solution, Vault Networks will work with you in getting the solution off the ground.
So how does Vault Networks build your hybrid colocation solution? The way that it works is that we run a direct connection between your existing colocation space directly to the cloud infrastructure that is also stored in our data center. From there you can connect your cloud environment directly to any networking configuration that might exist within your colocation environment, and from there the public cloud and private cloud are able to work together, creating a hybrid environment.
At that point you are officially able to get the best of both worlds and take advantage of all of the benefits that the cloud can offer. Through the hybrid cloud you can take advantage of the hardware that you utilize to support your business infrastructure in a world-class data center with multiple redundancies and protections in place for power and internet connectivity while at the same time leveraging the scalability and elasticity that can only be obtained from a solution like our vnCloud. We even have relationships in place with leading internet service providers to establish private connections from your business location to the data center, so that your entire IT infrastructure can be connected in the hybrid cloud.
To learn more about hybrid cloud, vnCloud, or our colocation services, be sure to reach out to us by calling (305) 735-8098 option 2 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to hold a consultation session with you to find the best ways to use the cloud to benefit your organization.