Cloud computing has now evolved into a multi dimensional domain. One of the key selling points of the cloud has been its inherent flexibility and versatility. The addition of hybrid and multi cloud capabilities has accelerated cloud adoption across many industries.

How to Manage Hybrid and Multi Cloud Environments?

However, as the size and complexity of your Cloud Infrastructure increases, so do the accompanying challenges. Still, hybrid and multi cloud environments are becoming more of a norm rather than exception.

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Hybrid v/s Multi Cloud

In a hybrid cloud deployment, enterprise workloads are divided among on premise hardware and the cloud infrastructure. This is a relatively simpler cloud delivery model as integration has to be achieved with only one Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud.

A multi cloud deployment on the other hand is much more complex. In this cloud delivery model, multiple cloud providers are being used for different enterprise workloads. The main factors behind multi cloud environments are efficiency and cost cutting.

When we compare a hybrid and multi cloud model, the latter is by far much more complex to integrate as well as manage. Still, a well planned and executed multi cloud outperforms a hybrid cloud on many counts. The initial setup can be very challenging though.

Priority Areas in Cloud Deployments

The priorities in any cloud model vary with time and underlying scenarios. If we consider the present scenario that has been overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we find that less setup times, secure access and remote collaboration are some high priority areas.

Less Setup Times

This is one area where the cloud has really exhibited its true potential. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud were able to deliver remote capability to enterprises in a matter of days or weeks at the most.

Secure Access

A secure access to critical enterprise data and applications proved to be yet another compelling aspect in favor of the cloud. CSPs like dinCloud achieved this through virtual firewalls, user authentication, encryption, intrusion detection and endpoint security.

Remote Collaboration

This aspect proved critical in the wake of post pandemic work scenarios. CSPs like dinCloud were able to provide secure platforms for remote collaboration between workers. Cloud native online platforms greatly improved employee coordination and productivity.

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Securing Cloud Environments

Regardless of a hybrid or multi cloud environment, cyber security remained center stage. The transition from on premise to remote work platforms opened up many vulnerabilities and gaps in the cyber security posture of enterprises.

These gaps in cyber security and configuration related vulnerabilities resulted in unprecedented levels of cyber attacks on federal, state and commercial entities. Vigilant CSPs like dinCloud maintained tight cyber security by employing a multi tier approach.

Zero Trust Model and Cloud Environments

The zero trust model has proved extremely effective in securing cloud environments. Unlike an on premise architecture that is solely managed by one entity, a cloud infrastructure is secured under the “shared responsibility model”.

In hybrid and multi cloud deployments, the desired levels of security can only be attained with the combined efforts of the cloud provider (dinCloud) and deploying entity. This becomes even more challenging in the case of multi cloud due to varying security protocols.

Still, the major chunk of cyber security in cloud environments rests with the cloud provider like dinCloud. To attain this, CSPs adopt a multi tier security apparatus that covers intrusion prevention, encryption and endpoint level security.

In both hybrid and multi clouds, endpoints are considered the most vulnerable. To plug any potential data breach at this crucial layer, the zero trust model to cyber security has proved really effective.

This model advocates that access to cloud data should be granted only after authenticating each end user and endpoint device. To attain this goal, dinCloud relies on a Two Factor Authentication (2FA) protocol that relies on both static and dynamic means of user identity.

Capabilities of Your Cloud Provider (CSP)

Instead of going for a multi cloud option straight away, it is much more preferable to carefully select the most suitable single Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud. This will allay most of the integration and compatibility challenges along the deployment.

Some key factors to consider when selecting a CSP are data center footprint, capability to integrate enterprise grade applications with the cloud offering and pricing. The larger the data center footprint of your CSP, the more coverage you will be able to avail.

Capabilities of Leading Cloud Provider (CSP) Like dinCloud

Data Center Coverage

A well spread out data center presence also works well for your Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) goals. Take the case of dinCloud, which maintains regular backups of your data at multiple locations. This can go a long way to protect and preserve your data.

Integration of Applications

Then, dinCloud offers cloud native productivity applications and enterprise grade solutions built into its cloud offerings such as dinHVD, which is a Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop. This results in a secure and highly productive cloud platform.

Pricing Model

Over the mid to long term, Pricing can be a very important decision factor. At times, pricing of cloud services can get quite tricky. With dinCloud however, that is not at all the case. dinCloud offers an industry leading flat rate pricing model.

This means that your cloud bill will be free of any unwelcome surprises. You will be able to accurately factor in costs of our cloud services and take a well informed decision. At dinCloud, we also do not charge data migration and other hidden fees from our users.

Conclusion

A single capable Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud is your best partner for a robust, versatile and highly productive virtual platform. With a fully secured infrastructure and predictable flat rate pricing, you can’t go wrong with the decision of choosing dinCloud.

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