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The 5 most frequent mistakes of companies in the hybrid cloud

Companies from a multitude of sectors have an important ally for their day-to-day activities, and for their medium- and long-term strategies, in the hybrid cloud and the possibilities of its architecture. Among other things, thanks to it they get more control in relation to data and their privacy. Also in terms of data sovereignty, an important aspect if the company is from a country of the European Union.

But in order to get the most out of it, it is necessary avoid various pitfalls that can reduce the effectiveness of hybrid cloud environments. Of these errors, there are five that should be avoided as much as possible.

Underestimating the costs of hybrid cloud

The first mistake when using and managing hybrid cloud environments is believe that it will cost less than it can actually cost. All because everywhere there is talk of the cost savings it entails. But of course, in order to save on costs with the hybrid cloud, it cannot be implemented or managed without a detailed plan.

That’s why it’s imperative to design and manage hybrid cloud environments to be cost efficient. To achieve this, it is necessary to take into account, among other things, the hardware maintenance costs necessary to manage local infrastructure within the hybrid cloud.

Care must also be taken to predict egress costs for data moving within a hybrid cloud environment. And avoid skimping on staff for hybrid cloud management. This may at first seem like a good way to save costs, but it usually leads to more costs, since the people who are in charge of it sometimes don’t have enough time to pay attention to everything they should.

Underestimate network latency

Underestimating network latency it can cause hybrid cloud performance to suffer and drop noticeably. If you can’t move data between the on-premises cloud and the cloud of an enterprise’s hybrid architecture quickly, the result is high network latency. Additionally, workloads spread across a hybrid environment tend to be slower and less reliable than they would be if they were running only on-premises, or only in the public cloud.

Efficient network architectures can help overcome this problem. Private network connection services can also do this. Of course, they have a cost, so you will have to allocate a budget to use them.

Using a hybrid cloud platform that does not have flexibility

Hybrid cloud environments should provide more flexibility than you would get with a public cloud or just working on-premises. But in some cases, companies make the mistake of building their hybrid clouds using platforms that place strict limits on cloud flexibility and future expansion.

That’s why it’s important to use hybrid cloud platforms that support as many types of cloud services as possible. Also with various application deployment models.

Isolating yourself to a single cloud provider

Another very frequent mistake in the planning and deployment of public clouds is use a single cloud provider, and therefore, remain locked in its ecosystem. Granted, avoiding a certain degree of lock-in on the use of hybrid cloud providers is impossible, unless fully open source hybrid cloud platforms are used.

But at least, it is advisable to be aware of the problems and risks of being limited by these ecosystems. In this way, companies will be ready to address the problems that may arise from it at the moment in which they arise.

Forget to make backups

In the public cloud, cloud providers take responsibility for ensuring that data is available when it is needed. Still, backing up data stored in the public cloud is considered a good practice. For what can happen.

In a hybrid, the responsibility for data availability falls more on whoever manages the hybrid cloud. Contracted public cloud providers generally do not back up data stored on-premises. that’s why it is important to develop data backup strategiesas well as their recovery.

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