Building the perfect multi-cloud architecture
When it comes to cloud investment, the choice between public, private, hybrid or an interconnected web of the three, is down to organisation requirement and sector. The financial sector, bound by rigorous compliance regulations and privacy laws, is held tightly within the constraints of private cloud but can squeeze out immense benefit from a hybrid solution. The retail sector, bound by data laws and regulations can explore the potential of public but often needs a careful balance with hybrid to ensure regulatory adherence. This then changes again for other sectors and industries which can make it difficult to determine which cloud is right for your business, and why.
What organisations need is insight into how to pull together public, private and hybrid cloud architectures into an ecosystem that works for them. So which cloud solution is right for your business? The answer lies in understanding precisely what each cloud platform works for the business.
The ecosystem that’s best practice
The private cloud ecosystem pulls all the cloud qualities on site. Everything is done on site, is done by design, and is managed on top of existing infrastructure. It’s tight, it’s controlled and it offers rich deployment tools for the business that wants to keep things in the house. Private cloud can be deployed as a self-service option and this offers granular control over every part of the platform. It can be cost effective for companies that have a fully fledged internal IT team and the right resources on hand.
The hybrid deployment option adds multi-cloud and hybrid cloud frameworks, such as AWS or Microsoft Azure, to the private cloud. These pull the public cloud into the private cloud to offer richer variety and flexibility but maintains rigorous control. This is a bit easier than the more robust private cloud deployment and is gentler on the budget and resources for those companies that don’t have an internal tech team to take on the workloads.
A fully managed private or hybrid cloud solution puts managed services into the private environment for comprehensive suites of services without the internal resource burden. These can be fully managed hybrid options that pull on the private cloud and managed services to create rich platforms and services, or can put private cloud onto a public cloud service. There are limitations around these different types of deployment that include vendor lock-in, platform lock-in, and cost.
So how does one company find the ecosystem that’s best practice within the richly varied textures of different cloud deployments and types?
Get the right partner
There is absolutely no reason why you should become a cloud expert, overnight, in order to make the right decisions around your cloud deployment. The best ecosystem for your business is the one that’s developed in alignment with your budget, requirements, industry, regulation, legislation, legacy infrastructure and goals. To achieve this, speak to a company that has already partnered with leading global organisations to refine their cloud investment and architecture – ETZ Global. We know cloud, we know business, and we know we can help you. Contact us to find out how we can help you create greatness with digital.