You want the global presence and instant scale-out of the public cloud. But you also want the control and governance of a private cloud — and the freedom to move applications to the infrastructure that best meets economic and performance needs.
You can have it all with hybrid cloud deployment models. There are many ways to combine public and private cloud infrastructure in hybrid clouds. Some common models include:
- Deploy parts of your application portfolio in the public cloud and others in the private cloud – and move them as demand or cost changes
- Deploy split tier apps, with the database tier on private infrastructure and the web tier in a public cloud
- Do development in the private cloud and production in the public cloud (or the reverse)
It’s Not Easy Being Hybrid
Many obstacles can get in the way of the hybrid cloud deployment. Internal IT processes don’t work with leading public cloud infrastructure. Moving applications back and forth is difficult. And it can be difficult to manage applications and deployments across multiple environments.
Cloudscaling makes it easier to build viable hybrid cloud infrastructures:
- Using Open Cloud System (OCS), the private cloud functions like the public infrastructure clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine. Applications behave and scale-out in the same way.
- A single application management framework helps you manage the applications no matter where they live, or to span multiple clouds.
Public Cloud Compatibility
Using OCS, you can build a private cloud that is deeply compatible with public cloud infrastructure. Yes, it’s compatible at the API level — but also in instance types, network design, instance performance and overall behavior.
You can build applications that work in either your private cloud or move easily to the public cloud. Or build applications with components that span private and public cloud.
Learn more about public cloud compatibility.
Integration and partnerships for hybrid clouds
Cloudscaling has lined up partners to streamline hybrid cloud deployments. These include
- Hosting partnerships to take advantage of low latency network connections using Amazon Direct Connect
- Application management partnerships to offer integrated management of applications that span public and private clouds.
Learn more about building hybrid clouds with Cloudscaling OCS.