Typically, enterprises with a cloud-first policy toward digital transformation make use of their on-premises software stack to build a hybrid cloud environment, and then integrate it with their public cloud capabilities. Recent shifts in the digital transformation landscape now offer several different options for moving too and constructing a Multi-Cloud environment. Enterprises now choose between homogeneous and heterogeneous cloud – but what is the difference, and how do you choose the right one for your business needs?
The heterogeneous cloud model requires businesses to work with different vendors for their public and private cloud, and then integrate the many solutions to create a multi-cloud environment.
Homogeneous cloud means all services rely on the same hardware (sometimes), software and platform, for their on-premises and public cloud. For this, you rely on a single vendor for your public and private cloud access.
As we can see, both options provide a certain level of flexibility, and both are customizable, depending on your business needs. So how do you choose the right hybrid or multi-cloud environment for your business? First, take careful stock of elements like:
There is no easy answer to this question. Your needs will depend entirely on your business goals. For example, if ease and speed of operations and management are a big focus, a homogeneous hybrid cloud architecture might be best. This gives you both the public and private cloud options from a single provider, which means very few issues with integration. You will also get faster and easier to manage disaster recovery, governance, O&M and broad security. For businesses with access to more skilled IT staff, and who are planning for changes in their business and need more control, heterogeneous infrastructure might be the best option.
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