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What Is a Hybrid Data Centre?

What Is a Hybrid Data Centre?

November 8, 2020  Like By 0 Comments

A recent evolution in the market, hybrid data centres are computing environments that use a combination of cloud and physical data centres.


With the increase in global data centre traffic, hybrid infrastructure can help enterprises prepare for surges in traffic levels, and allow for storage and compute to flex on demand. A hybrid data centre enables quick prototyping of applications and services, as resources can be provisioned on the fly. Depending on organisational needs, business objectives and workload requirements, hybrid infrastructure can enable businesses to manage varying types of workloads across hundreds of thousands of services, all managed by a fraction of the professionals required for legacy data centre environments.

The modern, hybrid data centre enables greater IT efficiency, automation, and agility, supporting the delivery of new application workloads across dynamic network fabric and virtual machine infrastructure. Use of a hybrid data centre is an evolution strategy that allows organisations to create the right mix of cloud and traditional IT to suit their needs.

There Are Options

Given the various “flavours” of hybrid data centres, you need to evaluate the combination of on-premises, private and public cloud that allows your applications and services to be spun up the most quickly, securely and efficiently.

Workload Locations

  • On-premises data centre — a physical deployment on an organisation’s premises that houses its computing and networking equipment.
  • Private cloud — a hosted compute, server and infrastructure service owned and managed by a third-party service provider or organisation.
  • Public cloud — compute, server and application services from a cloud provider.
  • Hybrid data centre — organisations can deploy a “lift and shift” approach where application workloads move across servers and network infrastructure located within physical data centres and across multi-cloud environments (private, public and hybrid clouds).

A hybrid data centre architecture allows your organisation to extend data centres into cloud services. This evolution of the data centre enables flexible scaling for network, storage and compute demand surges. Hybrid data centres offer the best of both worlds: security, performance and reliability with agility, scalability and cost savings across on-premises data centres as well as multiple public, private and hybrid clouds.

To keep up with digital transformation, businesses must strive to implement hybrid IT in their business operations. It’s critical to select the most reliable approach for your business. The first step is for businesses to set goals and prepare for hybrid IT as a top priority. Keep in mind what the requirements and security measures for your business are to create the most effective and efficient infrastructure for your needs.

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