Rushikesh Jadhav, Chief Technology Officer, ESDS Software Solution Limited

Rushikesh joined ESDS in the year 2009. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Pune. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of technology. Rushikesh is passionate about the cloud and automation industry, he loves to stay in the forefront and explore more in the cloud technology.

 

The cloud computing solution helps businesses shift the workload to the cloud which allows them to have a more flexible structure. This helps businesses function smoothly, coordinate better and make tasks manageable. With the growing business and demands cloud adaption has further evolved into 3 different types as Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud. As per a company’s requirement, IT professionals or decision-makers accordingly select a cloud solution that suits them best for their data environment. The hybrid Cloud solution has become the go-to choice of majority businesses, it offers them the flexibility and security of both the public and private clouds. The hybrid cloud witnessed the majority investment as compared to the public and private cloud model during the pandemic., it is a combination of private and public cloud offerings. As businesses have digitized, the risk of losing important data or funds can become a major concern because of cyber threats. Companies must plan measures and actions to be taken in case of a cyber or malware attack. Developing a solid cybersecurity program with the help of proven tools and applications to ensure the safety of data is also seen as a challenge for IT leaders.  

Hybrid Model – Best of both Worlds 

A hybrid cloud model provides a combination of private and public cloud services. It is a composition of a public cloud and a private environment, such as a private cloud or on-premises resources, that remain distinct entities but are bound together, offering. A hybrid model works in such a way that it can be categorized as neither a private, public nor any community cloud service solution. In order to broaden the capacity and the effectiveness of a cloud service, by integration, customization or quantity with another cloud service provider. Another primary benefit of a hybrid cloud solution is the agility factor it brings with it.

Developed and driven particularly for a targeted group or a selected set of audiences, community clouds are a form of private clouds. The Community Cloud Service ensures compatibility among each of its users, allowing them to modify properties according to their individual use cases. Allowing firms to help and interact with remote employees and support them with the use of multiple devices is another feature of the community cloud. This interaction can be done via a smartphone or a tablet as well. Which makes this type of cloud solution more flexible to the users’ demands.

To avail the advantages of the hybrid cloud services, Indian firms have started embracing this technology which offers the benefits of both private and public cloud services. The rising use of hybrid clouds is likely to boost the Indian economy as its adoption is benefiting the organizations, becoming more flexible and straightforward with enhanced data security. 

Challenges and Outcomes

While hybrid cloud solution has ample benefits to working with but coherently ensuring its value for the business is a challenge. Hybrid cloud environment structures are complex to be understood and used. When migrating data and applications certain policies and configurations must be standardized correctly to establish security. For organizations that have a larger chunk of data to be managed, a hybrid cloud solution helps them segregate by storing the most crucial data on a private cloud while the non-essential data on a public cloud. This strategy helps in better performance when dealing with massive data. 

Safety Regulation Compliance

The data transports between private and public cloud networks in a hybrid cloud system. In this transaction from a private secure cloud to a less secure public cloud, data safety becomes a threat. Sectors like Banking and Finance, Healthcare or government institutions typically obtain, maintain and process a large amount of data that may be personal and highly confidential. Organizations have to ensure meeting security norms as per the GDPR regulatory requirements for maximum security of such data. In order to steer clear of interception and alteration in the data motion, encrypting the network session ensures the safety of the data in motion.

More Control

 New Technologies and platforms adopted by companies may give more control of the data and its accessibility for further analytics. Companies can streamline the permissions in place for managing the data securely. Allowing controlled and only necessary access of data and resources to users and applications can prevent cyber threats or unauthorized access. To avoid the lack of data visibility and gain more streamlined control of the data, companies should have a smooth and transparent infrastructure in place with the right tools. 

Investing and Planning

Cyber security incidents can leave a drastic effect on the business and the affected parties. Organizations may be required to invest in tools and anti-virus applications to avoid falling prey to attackers and hackers. Investments in the terms of money as well as human resources to develop a full-proof strategy in case of malware or cyber-attack. Having a legitimate plan of action which involves a detailed process and people to be involved in a place to tackle and recover the data during an emergency. Back-up and Recovery of data is a key priority in the event of cyber threats. Having a safe backup and recovery strategy can show the preparedness of a firm and can prove reliability to customers and investors as well.

Conclusion

A key aspect for any organization is to build a strong foundation for its cyber-security. It begins right from alerting and training employees and leadership teams about such threats to setting a robust plan of action to take care of the aftermath and preventing more damage. While a hybrid cloud provides security and control but to use it at its potential is to enhance it with in-house technologies and infrastructure. Irrespective of the cloud solution technology securing the data is the key goal. Partnering with an experienced and local cloud service provider or data center provider is the key to any business smooth function. Though there are challenges in the hybrid cloud a knowledgeable cloud service provider can create an impact. 

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