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5 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud Efficiency | Blog | Digital Realty
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5 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud Efficiency

March 28, 2019

It’s no longer if enterprises will deploy multi-cloud strategies, but when. With 84% of enterprises now using multi-cloud, planning how to efficiently manage resources and deployments is critical.

Consider these five best practices when planning your hybrid cloud environment:

  1. Understand your data. First and foremost, discerning between high security data that you want to keep in your private cloud versus knowing which data you can publicly farm out are key to implementing the right balanced strategy to achieve a customized IT environment.
  2. Choose multi-cloud. If your enterprise is in the 16% not using multi-cloud, it’s time to consider it. Access to multiple cloud service providers gives you the biggest flexibility to choose the right provider for the right workload. It also helps you in migration. It helps with moving from one cloud provider to the other but also in the migration efforts between public and private cloud.
  3. Optimize fluctuation. This is where the power of cloud in creating cost savings comes into play. Most businesses don’t experience the same amount of data traffic all year round. Perhaps, for example, around the holidays, you’ll experience way more website traffic but you don’t want to have to pay for the same amount of compute power all year round. Therefore, with an effective hybrid cloud strategy, you only have to pay for what you use on-demand and you can easily adjust your computing capacity based on these peak and lull periods.
  4. Configure multi-cloud in one place. Multi-cloud deployments are naturally more complex environments than choosing one cloud environment. Therefore, having a tool to manage everything from performance optimization to cost will save you time and hassle. A single portal can help you to report and evaluate the results of that hybrid cloud deployment.
  5. Create a flexible network architecture. A software defined network (SDN) allows you to flex your network in the same manner that you're flexing your compute and storage power through hybrid cloud deployments. It’s critical that your network service is as flexible as your cloud service that you're buying. That helps you to meet your demands as you need them and also in cost savings.

You may also be interested in: 3 Steps to Better Cloud Performance.

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