Debunking common Hybrid Cloud myths

What's holding you back from adopting a hybrid cloud model?

As some businesses contemplate migrating their data and applications to the cloud, it is good to know that in 2022, 69% of organisations use a hybrid cloud approach, combining the security and performance of on-premise infrastructure with the agile and cost-saving benefits of the public cloud.

This shift towards the cloud is only going in one direction with the Hybrid Cloud market set to grow to $97.64 billion by 2023. Businesses are realising the potential of the cloud when it comes down to cost, efficiency, agility, mobility and elasticity benefits, according to insight from Markets and Markets.

However, many enterprises still hold concerns around fully embracing the hybrid IT future. So with that in mind, here’s our thoughts on dispelling the most common hybrid myths:


Myth 1: My data won’t be secure in the hybrid cloud

As businesses become more data conscious, handling sensitive information becomes a regulatory requirement. Businesses that want additional data security can work with a provider that hosts their data but at the same time gives them control and visibility on how this data is handled and stored. This gives businesses confidence when it comes to the cloud and for IT teams, the cloud minimises the amount of hardware that needs to be managed and maintained.  


Myth 2: I have to give up control of my data

Every business wants to have control over how their data is stored and processed in the cloud and losing control of data has been cited as a key factor in businesses holding back from cloud adoption. But this is no longer the case as businesses are now able to seize control of their data through solutions that help them keep data on-premise and access the cloud via reliable, high-speed private connections.

The beauty of hybrid cloud is that it enables enterprises to get the best of both worlds – efficiently delivering public and private resources and providing control and visibility to IT teams. Moving certain systems or data to the cloud doesn’t mean you have to rip up your existing infrastructure and place it all in the cloud, it’s a case of whatever fits.


Myth 3: It’s cloud or nothing

The main reason why people opt for the cloud is because their current system doesn’t fulfil a specific requirement. It can be due to scalability or regulatory requirements. So don’t think that embracing the cloud means you’re in the cloud for good as it’s not possible to integrate application architecture entirely on the cloud. It is still acceptable to propose non-cloud solutions for certain systems and applications, and that’s the benefit of a hybrid cloud approach.


Myth 4: Cloud won’t guarantee me bandwidth

Many IT decision makers have harboured doubts over the bandwidth, latency and potential impact on service delivery that cloud providers can offer them. But using a carrier-neutral data centre eradicates these concerns, offering direct connectivity to major public clouds and a wide range of partners capable of building a highly reliable, high bandwidth cloud. This hybrid approach offers better performance, reduced latency and enhanced security without the cost of building it yourself.


Many of today’s beliefs about the cloud have been diluted with common myths that have long surrounded them. Cloud adoption is increasing rapidly as enterprises realise the value and opportunity of a colocated hybrid approach and seize advantage of the cloud truths - integration, hybrid cloud connectivity, and improvement of service levels.


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