Hybrid data centers are simply that. Hybrid. Both types of systems working together, on-site, and cloud data management. Hybrid systems are very useful for organizations that want the best of both worlds. Hybrid cloud computing was initially designed to bring together many different aspects of different cloud software and on-site hardware to bring forth quality computing software and methods of better computing all around. There are of course many pros and cons of using a Hybrid Cloud. Pros include overall flexibility, scalability and deployment, speed, increased mobility, and increased data security. Cons of Hybrid cloud computing could include that hybrid clouds are difficult to Implement and have higher expenses in-house.
Security Concerns due to external party Involvement are also a concern many organizations need to deal with. Organizations using hybrid cloud systems often use many security measures to keep data leaks from occurring. The source of these issues can be difficult to trace in on-site servers, as is expected, but through the use of hybrid systems and services, it has become much simpler to navigate and stop problems as they happen. Although, when managing a wide area network, it becomes much more of an issue regarding security if it is used on a public cloud network. Each individual point of contact to the servers from each off-base location becomes itself a possible point of compromise. Standard practice in this area is to use data encryption and other security measures for the safety of the data stored.
Compatibility and practical Data Integration can make or break a project. Compatibility between the servers, public and private, and each device accessing the system becomes more of a concern than ever before. Compatibility ensures that there will be no operational issues on the front of physical hardware. Though not to say hardware issues will not happen, it is just more effective to the operation of the systems when each device does not have connectivity issues. A strong internet connection will fix many of the connectivity issues one may be facing and will provide a safe and reliable working environment so long as security measures hold up. Data integration comes into play, oftentimes automatically through the use of cloud systems. For example, when using Google’s cloud services, particularly in their office tools, it can be noted after each change to a document, the changes were saved and uploaded to the designated drive folder you would have in use.