Huge volumes of data, employees in home offices, and collaboration across several countries and continents: The importance of a well thought-out digitization strategy for companies was not only demonstrated during the Corona pandemic. Those who rely on a scalable, secure and efficient IT infrastructure create an important basis for future corporate success. A cloud solution is now indispensable for this. It is particularly efficient and secure in combination with network storage.
A hybrid cloud is suitable for all industries and company sizes that deal with digital data and processes. It provides flexibility, scalability and special security for the data. The combination of public cloud and network attached storage (NAS) is ideal for companies. NAS servers can be used as a private cloud and integrated into your company's private network. The content of the NAS server is then mirrored in the public cloud as a backup.
This way, identical data is available to your employees at all times: In the office, they access the NAS server directly; when working remotely from the home office, they access the public cloud. This eliminates the need for VPN access and enables faster loading times. NAS servers come in different dimensions and can be easily expanded with additional storage.
A NAS-hybrid-cloud combination with delta synch technology, i.e. an algorithm for performing incremental backups, is particularly efficient. This means that during automatic synchronization between NAS and cloud, the complete data sets are not copied, resulting in large data volumes. Instead, Delta Synch breaks down the files into data snippets and only reloads those individual parts that have been changed. The effects on efficiency, storage capacity and transfer speed are immense, especially with large data volumes. Another advantage is that if the backup is interrupted due to an error, restoring the data is much easier. This saves time, energy and money.
The cloud service provider manages the hardware. The company rents computer infrastructure. This can be populated with the company's own cloud applications and used remotely.
A cloud environment where users can develop applications on the Internet. In addition, there are other options for feature development. Here, the cloud service provider also provides the operating system and databases.
The company subscribes to usage licenses for a software instead of buying it. Software is installed on the provider's servers.
Efficiency, flexibility and scalability of a public cloud combined with security, data protection compliance and trustworthiness of a private cloud: the hybrid cloud combines the advantages of different worlds. In the process, companies can save costs for maintenance, personnel and energy (data center). IT administrators are relieved and can devote themselves to more lucrative tasks. In addition, there is increased data security and more efficient work, higher service quality, and greater customer satisfaction and loyalty. The decision for a hybrid cloud model depends on your available infrastructure, IT staff resources, cost factors and cloud security requirements.