Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.
Hybrid cloud architecture Establishing a hybrid cloud requires the availability of:
1) A public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform;
2) The construction of a private cloud, either on premises or through a hosted private cloud provider;
3) And adequate wide area network (WAN) connectivity between those two environments.
Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture. Unlike public clouds, which deliver services to multiple organizations, a private cloud is dedicated to the needs and goals of a single organization.
As a result, private cloud is best for businesses with dynamic or unpredictable computing needs that require direct control over their environments, typically to meet security, business governance or regulatory compliance requirements. The vendors such as VMware, Openstack, Microsoft are the major players of private cloud.
A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), applications or storage, available to the general public over the internet. Public cloud services may be free or offered on a pay-per-usage model.
The main benefits of using a public cloud service are:
1) It reduces the need for organizations to invest in and maintain their own on-premises IT resources;
2) It enables scalability to meet workload and user demands; and
3) There are fewer wasted resources because customers only pay for the resources they use.
Cloud Fusion is a comprehensive hybrid cloud management solution that supports and integrates over 30 different cloud platforms, ensuring an effective combination of the best-of-all. It is able to manage 30+ private and public clouds with a single platform.
Cloud Fusion manages 10,000+ VMs from different time zones and different models and helps you maximize resources:
1) Enjoy a highly elastic open API interface to enhance the cloud developer ecosystem;
2) Add or change cloud solutions with ease;
3) Allocate resources and limit use for different organizations, units, or users;
4) Quickly understand the current cloud data center CPU, memory, and storage resource utilization with a graphic display;
5) Reduce hardware cost and complexity on deployment across data centers and shorten the learning curve on adopting multi-platforms; and
6) Facilitate the early deployment of new machine hosts before the cloud data center resources are available.