Hybrid cloud solutions: a balance between finance and IT teams
Hybrid cloud solutions provide budget-friendly technology.
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Hybrid cloud solutions can solve one of the biggest challenges in business. Budget. Nearly every company struggles to match corporate infrastructure and departmental needs with the right budgetary allocation.
In your own experience, you may have found that the two departments with a near constant struggle on this issue are IT and finance. On-premise solutions have high costs in hardware, labor to support, real estate, licensing, and more. Cloud hosting solutions can be complex and introduce entirely new concerns for the business, especially where compliance may be a consideration.
Hybrid cloud solutions offer a way to meet a business’ needs for both the latest technology and a practical budget, providing a best-of-both-worlds approach that allows for a measured migration and scalable middle-ground between on-premise and full-cloud deployments.
What is a hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud includes both on-premise and cloud hosted servers or virtual instances of your data. The hybrid cloud architecture leverages the security and added computing power of an off-premise cloud solution without compromising the control and privacy of essential on-premise infrastructure.
We discuss why so many organizations have chosen a hybrid cloud model in “Hybrid clouds: an ideal choice for most businesses”.
For IT and finance departments, the benefits of the hybrid cloud go even further.
A hybrid cloud offers a way for an organization to meet evolving IT computing needs without needing additional staff to manage it. This make it a great option for companies stretched thin with personnel or with limited resources. The company can focus growth and resources in the areas of the business which will deliver the biggest impact, instead of allocating resource to support redundancies.
Hybrid clouds: a practical and cost-effective approach
With a hybrid cloud, you gain the benefits of an operating expense financial model with customized controls and standards that meet your company’s business needs. It enables IT to deliver the technology and computing power the organization needs while meeting budgetary demands. For IT and finance, it’s a win-win.
For proof, see how a hybrid solution solved these problems and more for Nebraskaland.
Have questions about how a hybrid cloud solution might help your business? Connect with a Ricoh IT services professional to see how can help.
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