Public, private or hybrid? Not every cloud operating model is equally suited to every workload. Some divisions of a company may work with highly sensitive data, while others simply require maximum computing power, and others place the highest value on low latency. Hybrid scenarios whereby companies obtain IT infrastructure from both the public cloud and the private cloud are very much in vogue. This is confirmed by various studies, including a recent one carried out by market researcher PAC, which found that around 85 percent of German SMEs are already using hybrid operating models.
However, the architecture, set up and operation of a hybrid cloud infrastructure are highly complex. That’s why it’s important to have a detailed planning phase before introducing these kinds of solutions. What exactly needs to be considered? Here are five professional tips, using the Open Telekom Cloud Hybrid as an example: