Unlock True Hybrid Cloud Computing Capabilities

January 18, 2021  |  Pavel Shkilionak

Unlock True Hybrid Cloud Computing Capabilities With IBA's ICDC Model 2020

Read the first part about Open Hybrid Models The Next Evolution In Cloud Computing by Pavel Shkilionak.

Multiple converging factors have firmly established cloud computing as the preferred, future-ready IT service provisioning model among enterprises of all sizes.

According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index, 94% of all workloads will run in cloud environments across both public and private clouds by 2021, with most on-premise workloads set to run in a virtualized environment.

However, the decision to provide computing services is not straightforward for every business.

While certain businesses are ideally positioned to leverage the public cloud environment, many others require a hybrid model that blends elements of the public cloud with the security, customizability, low latency, and control offered from the private cloud.

Constrained capabilities

Numerous established public cloud providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, now cater to this demand with a range of different hybrid cloud solutions.

For example, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Outpost, a ‘bare metal’ solution that delivers a black box server rack to a customer’s on-premise data center. The server remains Amazon’s property, which the company monitors, supports and maintains remotely.

Similarly, Google launched Anthos to complement its public cloud offering, while Microsoft’s Azure Stack can deploy a solution onto a customer’s servers.

These solutions provide numerous hybrid cloud computing benefits, such as greater speed, agility, security and flexibility for specific workloads, applications, and data. These solutions are suitable for customers that want to benefit from public cloud services and as-a-Service architectures but want to store sensitive or critical data in a private data center.

However, hardware restrictions, access to a limited number of core cloud services, vendor lock-in and prohibitive cost structures can constrain an organization’s ability to realize the true promise of cloud computing.

 

 

Unlock cloud’s full potential

Only open hybrid cloud architectures deliver true interoperability with the ability to seamlessly move workloads between different environments.

Open hybrid platforms give companies the option to evaluate multiple computing models, with the freedom and flexibility to integrate the right blend of public and private cloud services to meet their specific needs and preferences.

And the IBA Group’s high-performance ICDC Model 2020 hybrid cloud platform offers organizations a depth of functionality that few other solutions can provide.

Open means options

IBA’s cloud-native rack-based solution delivers pre-configured hardware and software to on-premise data center or co-location space.

The flexibility of an open source-based solution gives IBA the ability to architect, deploy, and integrate a hybrid cloud solution based on an organization’s specific requirements.

The hybrid cloud platform, offered on a subscription model, provides companies with quick, secure access to data. It also provides the flexibility to instantly spin up an application instance in the public or private cloud from wherever they are via an internet connection.

Already tested on multiple hardware platforms, IBA’s ICDC Model 2020 is hardware vendor agnostic. This flexibility allows businesses to extract more functionality from existing IT infrastructure and ‘sweat’ sunk investments, without compromising access to newer services.

And minimal integration requirements – namely three compute nodes and

three storage nodes – minimizes infrastructure requirements to lower barriers to entry.

The fully customizable server rack is developed using pure open source components. It is built according to individualized specifications and deployed behind a firewall in the on-premise data center.

Grow into the cloud

Using regional open-source solutions and community-built operating systems means that the platform offers unconstrained functionality.

The solution also benefits from community support and a steady stream of updates. IBA makes it easy to maintain and update to the latest iteration through automation on the back-end. These features ensure that the solution is never outdated and remains on the cutting edge of cloud computing technology.

While IBA provides a niche public cloud ideal for developers that require high-performance computing hardware, the hybrid open source solution is fully interoperable with popular public cloud services.

This functionality allows organizations to securely access a blend of cloud services and ensures they can grow into the public cloud at the pace and scale they require.

 

 

Enhanced user experience

This integration between public and private clouds is seamless and user-friendly. Users can easily log-in from any location using the console via their web browser or mobile client.

The fully configurable and customizable interface offers one-click functionality to select the location from which to securely deploy a required service or application. These locations could include the company server room, geographically disparate machines within the company network, or third-party data centers.

Users access or edit information on the selected server, without the need to download the content. This data protection adds a vital layer of security, particularly in an era when remote working and the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace are rising trends.

And selecting the exact location where to store data has never been easier. When using the public cloud, no one knows the exact data center where they store their data, which has potential implications for regulatory compliance and data sovereignty.

 

 

Cost containment

The ICDC Model 2020 solution delivers numerous financial benefits. Organizations can realize significant cost savings on operational expenditure by extracting services and infrastructure from public data centers and rehousing them on-premise.

Companies can also reduce the total cost of ownership for IT service and infrastructure management, as the open-source architecture mitigates vendor lock-in and creates greater IT agility.

Request a test account now to experience the power of the open-source hybrid cloud and explore the capabilities, functionality, and cost-savings that the ICDC Model 2020 can deliver.

Read also about our Open Source Hybrid Cloud by Pavel Shkilionak.

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