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Enjoy The Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Environment And Be Prepared For The Future Of Computing

As more services continue to move to the cloud, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that your data could be inaccessible should the system go down. While it’s convenient to be able to access email, files and internal network infrastructure without having to use a VPN, it’s important to realize the risks involved if you don’t have a backup plan, should something go wrong. When data is stored off-premise there’s always the risk that you won’t be able to access your information if the system becomes unavailable. While this is not typically a common issue, it still can happen.

Not even the biggest cloud networks are immune to issues happening and the system going dark. After experiencing an outage in Google Cloud that affected everything from the temperature in people’s homes through Google’s Nest, to shopping and services powered by Shopify, not to mention Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the networking giant realized that it was important to patch the holes to ensure that their Cloud system remains stable for everyone that relies it.

Most businesses have put their entire backend in the hands of one company, which does not come without risks.

One way to mitigate those risks, is by adopting a hybrid cloud environment.

Hybrid Cloud is the use of various Cloud and on-premise services or resources, typically orchestrated from a single interface. Using the Hybrid Cloud approach gives organizations a way to benefit from the security of on-premise systems, and the flexibility of a Cloud-based environment.  Once you have mirrored copies in various cloud environments, you can ensure you are still able to reach your content should one cloud system go down, but how do you ensure that you’re forwarding traffic to the right place? That’s where a Cloud Connector comes in.

Cloud connectors are designed to help organizations build up their business continuity strategy. The Cloud Connector aggregates and optimizes links from multiple providers and technologies, dynamically and without requiring any changes to the network.  You can set up one cloud connector instance in all of them or use GeoLink technology to which you will be able to process data even if sites go dark, as long as one is operating. When deployed with the optional geographic balancing license, the Cloud Connector can participate in a geographic balancing approach to offer the ultimate backup solution.

Now that you have a system that will ensure business continuity, you can simplify your dashboarding though IT visualization. Using a Hybrid Cloud can become difficult to maintain, as your data becomes scattered across different tools and systems hosted in a variety of locations. With Martello you can control your entire Hybrid Cloud from a single pane of glass. Backed with a Hybrid WAN architecture, you can further improve application delivery and performance while reducing your overall infrastructure costs.

Download our eBook to discover how a Hybrid Cloud can help your business.

With all of these tools at your disposal, you shouldn’t have to worry about the “what ifs” of today and you’re set up for the future.

As the world becomes more interconnected through internet-enabled devices both at home and in business, it will be more important then ever for companies to have a back-up plan in place in case these essential services go down.

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