What is Hybrid Server?

A hybrid server is a combination of a physical (on-premises) and a virtual (cloud) server. It is a new server hybrid technology that offers both – the power of a classic dedicated server and the flexibility of cloud computing. On hybrid dedicated servers, hardware is 100% allocated to a user. The price is however lower than dedicated servers. The server is separated into hybrid server environments using Red Hat KVM or any other hybrid virtualization. 

A hybrid server combines all of the benefits of virtualization technology with the performance of a fully dedicated server. Hybrid server architecture, if configured properly, mitigates cybersecurity attacks and data breaches concerns.

What is a hybrid environment? 

A hybrid environment is a model of cloud computing combining both public and private cloud models. At any instance, both the cloud components are simultaneously working. Data may be completely stored in either model or partially distributed between the two.

It is interesting to note that a hybrid server is not necessarily a combination of two cloud models. A physical server and a virtual server combined can also constitute a hybrid server or a hybrid environment.

What is hybrid cloud and how it works?

A hybrid cloud is a platform that connects the public and private cloud to provide better management and portability between them. It’s a combination of two cloud services – a more flexible and optimal solution that can easily manage complex computing workloads. Now you know whats a hybrid cloud is, it’s time to know how a hybrid cloud works. The functionality is given below.  

Step 1- At first, hybrid cloud architecture transforms the company’s physical data centers into private clouds. 

Step 2- A connection between private cloud infrastructure and public cloud is established virtually by the public cloud service provider. 

Step 3- The connection is established using a hybrid cloud solution to integrate the available cloud resources across the environment.   

Which are the most common uses of hybrid clouds?

Below are some use cases for which a hybrid cloud is used. 

  • To resolve high security and regulatory compliances 
  • To increase website traffic without impacting private cloud workloads 
  • To give users a better experience of existing applications
  • To resource the optimization workloads  

Why is hybrid cloud used?

A hybrid cloud is used as it offers the following benefits to the organizations,  

  • It follows Agile and DevOps methodologies which improve developer’s productivity 
  • It enables companies to mitigate legacy apps faster which ensure high infrastructure efficiency
  • It’s a more secure cloud infrastructure that enables regulatory compliance across different environments 
  • It’s an advanced cloud infrastructure that accelerates overall business efficiency 

What is hybrid virtualization?

Virtualization means separating resources or/and services from a physical delivery system (here: physical servers) within a hybrid cloud. With hybrid virtualization, you can create several virtual systems by leveraging the pre-existing physical component of a hybriding server. 

For a more comprehensive understanding, refer figure below.

Dedicated Cloud

Hybrid Server

This physical delivery network within the Hybrid Server has its resource divided into several parts to create multiple components behaving as separate servers themselves.

How do I choose a hybrid cloud server?

Hybrid servers combine the benefits of both public and private clouds. Below are some advantages, to list a few. Consider these factors to choose hybrid cloud servers. 

  • More secure than just public cloud 
  • Better accessibility than private architecture 
  • Reduced cost, public cloud component can be provisioned at a lesser rate
  • Better performance

What does on premises mean in cloud computing?

If cloud computing is installed on-premises it is most likely a Private Cloud model.

On-premises in computing means any application software or service that has been procured over the company’s infrastructure instead of leased third-party space.

Private cloud is one of its examples.

Thus, any server that sits at our organization’s real estate is an on-premises IT solution. If the underlying hardware of the cloud is also provisioned within your office space, it is on-premises cloud computing.

Note – Not all private clouds are located within the organization’s estate. The term Private means the access is restricted to select people or on a select IP. One cannot access private clouds unless there is required IP access.

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What are the disadvantages of hybrid cloud?

Implementation, security, and visibility are a few cons of using a hybrid cloud. With Go4hosting hybrid server hosting services, these disadvantages no longer exist.

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