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How Flexible and Secure are Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

26 Mar 2015 by Jessica Hall

Critical questions come with any complex decision. Moving to hybrid cloud is no exception, and your clients are likely to ask a couple of common, but very important questions. We’re here to help you answer them.

How flexible are hybrid cloud solutions?

IT professionals will often ask about the flexibility of the system. Often citing that they want application freedom, managed service providers can assure organizations that they can have the choice and independence they seek, as applications can even be removed and migrated from large internal systems. With your organization’s expertise, you’ll be essential to helping them achieve the flexibility they need. Seasonal companies, startups and other businesses primed for expansion can benefit from leveraging the cloud. “In having the flexibility to use only what you need, organizations will be able to scale up during times of growth or scale down when needed,” states Jeromy Siebenaler, vice president and chief cloud architect at Insight.

How secure are they?

Many people operate under the false belief that cloud solutions aren’t secure. “In reality, cloud-based servers offer equal or greater security in comparison to traditional on-premise servers,” says Harish Krishnamurthy, senior vice president of Insight cloud. He also suggests pointing out that cloud solutions are built to protect data. “Anti-virus, intrusion detection, and network and data protection software are typically built into cloud platforms, ensuring that the platforms are designed to be secure,” he explains. Applications will also have the benefit of increased security – hybrid cloud platforms deliver both high accessibility and automated duplication solutions for applications. Operating within a virtualized network and complete with a firewall, the platform is utterly inaccessible.

IT professionals won’t be able to feel confident in their decision without having the answers to these questions. As they’re evaluating hybrid cloud as a viable option, walk them through the benefits and implications for their organization.