4 Advantages of migrating to the hybrid cloud

We all know the benefits of migrating to a cloud environment: increased efficiency and productivity, reduced costs, flexibility, future-proofing, and the list goes on, which is why many businesses are considering this type of migration. But what exactly is hybrid cloud, and which is it right for your business? Below, we’ll explain what hybrid cloud means, and highlight the main advantages of switching to this type of model. 👇

What is a hybrid cloud?

The foundation of a hybrid cloud model is the combination of private cloud (usually an on-premise data center) and public cloud infrastructures (AWS, GCP, Azure…), providing enterprises with greater flexibility by moving workloads between different cloud solutions as needs and costs fluctuate.


  • Costs: Cost is a key factor for many organizations considering a migration to the cloud. Hybrid cloud computing models are affordable because they can take advantage of the existing infrastructure and have a much lower upfront investment. By migrating to a hybrid environment, the public cloud can be used for things like data storage and so on, while other business-critical or sensitive data is hosted on local private servers. This infrastructure makes it easier for companies to monitor cloud usage, and to obtain detailed reports on cloud usage – and the cost of cloud services – by department and workload.
  • Scalability: A hybrid cloud environment gives enterprises greater control over their data, as well as providing the scalability and flexibility needed by combining the best of both worlds, allowing the cloud configuration to be adjusted to automatically respond to changes in demand, optimizing performance and efficiency. For example, critical data, assets, and operations can continue to reside in the private cloud, while new applications are developed in the public cloud and analytics programs are run that would simply be beyond the capacity of an enterprise with only a few servers at its disposal.
  • Flexibility: Another advantage of migrating to a hybrid environment is the flexibility it offers because when you have all your data stored in a private cloud, you have greater control but the cost increases due to maintenance obligations and rigidity. While on the other hand, public cloud computing is highly scalable, it does not offer the security that a private cloud can provide. As a result, mixing these two solutions results in a hybrid cloud that blends the advantages of both options.
  • Security: Security is a key point for many enterprise IT teams, so protecting sensitive or valuable data is always a challenge in any published application, but this is especially true in public clouds. By recognizing this risk and managing it, hybrid cloud computing is an excellent way to gain greater control over this data, offering increased security by reducing the potential for data exposure. In addition, this type of hybrid environment allows cloud security teams to have a backup or replication of certain data in both clouds, which is a very important aspect in the case of disaster recovery.

Is hybrid cloud a good option for your business?

This model is a great option for companies looking for the best of both worlds, i.e. cloud computing while retaining the private server features they need to run their business. 

If you want to take full advantage of the benefits offered by the hybrid cloud, it is important to have a team of experts at your side in the cloud migration process. Geko‘s team has experience in different areas, working with DevOps methodology, accompanying our clients throughout the process from migration to management in the cloud, and adapting 100% to their infrastructures and technologies when migrating to the cloud.

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