An increasing number of organizations are working through new data center transformation initiatives—not only to drive cost reductions and agility—but to differentiate in this new business age. As late-entrants wrestle with seamless application delivery and user experience, many are missing the benefits of flexibility and scalability of cloud computing technology.

According to a Nucleus Research report, cloud applications deliver, on average, over two times the return on investment in comparison with on-premise applications. Unlike small companies that typically have a smaller collection of physical infrastructure assets, most large enterprises carry heavy burdens—large hardware pools and extensive software assets that consume enormous portions of their cap-ex budget. By employing a hybrid cloud model, many companies have found a way to reduce complexity and reallocate budget savings.

For some companies, it’s critical to maintain a private cloud for their sensitive applications and data. As this private cloud integrates well with their hybrid cloud configuration, they know that they can quickly access additional resources from their public cloud to reconfigure, deploy, and scale those apps as necessary. With a hybrid cloud, an organization can retain some computing assets in its local infrastructure and tightly integrate them with public or private cloud services.

Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Solution

A hybrid cloud augments private cloud resources with public cloud resources—enabling you to deliver IT as a service, retain the flexibility and power that a public cloud offers, and also gain more peace of mind by securely storing your most sensitive data in a private cloud. You’ll also enjoy significant savings on your infrastructure spend, significant efficiency improvements, and new abilities to explore business ventures that would be otherwise impracticable.