The astonishing growth of cloud computing is now well documented. But, there are many decision-makers who don’t fully understand just how vital a role hybrid cloud is really playing for growing organizations.
Valued at $40.62 billion in 2017, the global hybrid cloud market is expected to reach a value of $138.63 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 22.7 percent. Its growth hinges on the hybrid cloud perfectly meeting the growing demand for agile and scalable computing processes. And, it allows organizations to retain their existing business functionality and integrate legacy applications with modern cloud-based solutions.
To unlock the full potential of the hybrid cloud, many organizations are exploring an application deployment model known as “cloud bursting.” By doing so, they are realizing it lets them elegantly handle changing workloads, without the need to upgrade their existing in-house IT infrastructure.
Cloud Bursting: What Is It?
Cloud bursting permits applications, which typically run in a private cloud, to temporarily “burst” into a public cloud to handle demand peaks.
In other words, cloud bursting is about dynamic cloud deployment to meet expanding capacity requirements. Yet, without increasing the capacity of in-house resources, which could result in an overbuilt physical infrastructure that’s too complicated and too expensive to maintain.
As such, cloud bursting enables organizations to right-size their private clouds in terms of compute and storage. This accommodates their ongoing demands. At the same time, it manages peaks in demand, using a public cloud and a pay-per-use model.
Cloud bursting is seamless for seasonal businesses. It helps those organizations avoid downtime caused by network overload. Software developers also often take advantage of cloud bursting when testing a new web application. The same holds true for marketing teams running large national or international campaigns, generating gigantic amounts of traffic.
Other examples of businesses, which can benefit from cloud bursting, include financial applications and institutions. Those organizations typically experience brief, but intense, spikes in demand at the end of each month, quarter and tax season.
Cloud Bursting: How to Implement It
Cloud bursting has proven critical for unlocking the full potential of the hybrid cloud and helping organizations achieve peak performance, with a minimal upfront investment. However, the number of businesses which successfully implemented cloud bursting as their application deployment model of choice is alarmingly low.
Why? Because there are countless interoperability challenges to overcome. And, the complexity doesn’t stop at interoperability. The logistics behind this application deployment model must also be considered. The same applies to long-term maintenance, among other challenges.
That’s why organizations lacking the resources and experience necessary to take full advantage of the hybrid cloud partner with a provider of managed IT, security and cloud integration services, such as Vology.
Providing technology solutions, systems integration, expert service and support, Vology can unlock the potential of the hybrid cloud. It implements cloud bursting to meet expanding capacity requirements, without overbuilding physical infrastructure.