Hybrid IT allows companies to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits like scalability and flexibility while maintaining control over their regulated data to ensure security and compliance.
But how can you implement hybrid IT cost-effectively to maximize the benefits? Choosing a robust and trusted platform that delivers the latest features in cloud computing is critical — that’s why 95% of Fortune 500 companies use Azure to support their digital transformation and cloud computing needs.
What is Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud?
Azure is a cloud computing platform that allows companies to access, manage, and develop applications via its data centers worldwide. With over 200 products and cloud services, it can meet the needs of any industry, from government and manufacturing to financial services, healthcare, and retail.
A hybrid cloud has two or more interconnected environments, often a mix of public and private clouds. While the public cloud offers benefits such as cost-efficiency, flexibility, and scalability, the private cloud supports data isolation, higher performance, separate development instances, etc.
Organizations can balance these benefits to optimize their ROI with the right strategy.
The Benefits of Implementing Hybrid IT with Azure Hybrid Cloud
Azure Hybrid Cloud allows you to deploy applications seamlessly across multiple cloud environments. You can run on-premise applications as-is or restructure them to leverage the cloud platform’s scalability and portability. No wonder it holds over 22% of the hybrid cloud market share.
Here are the key benefit of using Azure Hybrid Cloud:
Transfer and Manage Data Cost-Effectively
Azure provides the tools to support automated data migration and advanced analytics. You can seamlessly integrate data sources and business processes to facilitate company-wide reporting and data-driven decision-making to turn insights into action.
Connect Environments and Create Secure Networks
Azure Hybrid Cloud gives you the tools to connect different environments and create robust networks without sacrificing security. For example, you can use Azure ExpressRoute to optimize connections and secure them with Azure Firewall.
Ensure Data Security and Achieve Compliance
You can access enterprise-grade security controls to encrypt data, monitor network activities, and implement access control across your cloud environments. Azure also supports secure single sign-on (SSO) across on-premise, private, and public clouds.
Enhance Performance and Improve Scalability
You can easily extend your environments with Azure to take advantage of the public cloud’s higher performance and scalability with minimal disruptions if you're already using Microsoft’s various on-premise applications and services.
Reduce IT Cost and Increase Agility
Since you can purchase additional storage or provisioning services on the public cloud through usage-based billing, you don’t have to invest in excess capabilities upfront. The agility allows you to respond to fluctuating demands cost-efficiently.
Build a Modern Workspace with Azure Hybrid Cloud
Azure Hybrid Cloud offers the robust features you need to build a modern workspace. Plus, Microsoft constantly upgrades the platform, so you can be sure that you have access to the latest technologies cloud computing has to offer.
Here are a few ways to use Azure Hybrid Cloud in your organization:
- Transfer existing SQL and Windows server licenses to the public cloud through the Azure Hybrid Benefit program.
- Run hybrid apps on-premise with Azure Stack HCI to tap into the benefits of cloud computing while maintaining control of your regulated data.
- Use Azure’s edge software to keep everyone in the loop regardless of their internet connection status.
- Enable DevOps pipelines and manage DevOps workflows with Azure cloud-native tools to support continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD.)
- Tighten data security and comply with privacy laws using Azure’s multi-layered built-in security controls and threat intelligence.
- Migrate workloads to a fully-featured Windows Virtual Desktop to provide secure network access to authorized personnel.
- Increase productivity, elasticity, and accessibility by moving your virtual workloads to the cloud with Azure VMware.
- Implement SSO and multi-factor authentication (MFA) to streamline secure access to your data and applications from anywhere.
- Maximize the Benefits of Azure Hybrid Cloud
The right cloud strategy and implementation expertise are key to unlocking the power of the Azure Hybrid Cloud. Compugen’s managed hybrid IT services help you leverage the latest features from Azure to optimize your digital transformation strategy.
As a trusted Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, we can directly provision, manage, and support your entire cloud experience. We help you migrate to the cloud and optimize all the services to unlock the business value of your investment without overspending.
We’re your dedicated partner to ensure that all the moving pieces work seamlessly with each other across your environments. You don’t have to waste time and resources on stitching solutions together or coordinating different vendors.
Learn more about our hybrid IT services, and contact us to see how we can help.