Undoubtedly, cloud technology has emerged as the best business model in the current economic scenario. Cloud storage is an optimal solution, which is driving enterprises to appropriately manage their big data while ensuring stringent security norms.

However, if cloud storage needs to succeed as a viable business model, it needs to effectively manage on-premises corporate data in a state-of-the-art data center facility. For an organization that needs to run applications on their own IT infrastructure, it is not realistic to use cloud for storing active files owing to bandwidth and latency issues. Thus, in-house transactional applications with high churning rates, heavy website traffic, and higher input/output (I/O) performance are not a workable option in such a scenario.

Nevertheless, critical applications such as SharePoint, Microsoft office, and Exchange that generate a large part of the business data can significantly benefit by integrating their on-premise IT infrastructure with the cloud.

In this light, the latest buzzword “hybrid cloud storage” model is turning out as a promising storage platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes. It facilitates them by trimming down their operational costs while offering elasticity and disaster recovery services for critical data and applications. Let us dig deeper to understand this model in detail.

The main idea behind HCS (hybrid cloud storage) model is to seamlessly integrate an organization’s in-house storage systems with the online storage systems (cloud technology) to extend their IT infrastructure across cloud domains. By deploying this model, organizations can extensively increase their ROI (return on investments) by reducing their on-premises IT infrastructure costs for the long run storage of mission critical applications.

According to the industry experts, as corporate data is multiplying by leaps and bounds, it is imperative for businesses to strategically partner with or deploy a model that safely stores their important data. As the information growth is costlier to a company in terms of the storage capacity as well as management overhead required to retrieve and handle this critical data. Without an appropriate storage approach, companies’ would have to incur annual expenditures on increasing their storage capacities, maintaining DR sites to avoid failover, and have an inhouse IT team to promptly address technical issues.

HCS model addresses and solves these challenges as this cloud computing model enables businesses to add scalability while controlling their overhead costs. The architecture encompasses on-premises storage system that is constructed for the critical business applications. The system ideally contains SSD storage tiers and SSD cache for highly dynamic data as well as SAS disk for the secondary tiers.

Thus, HCS storage systems link to the cloud and acts as a third storage platform for freely accessing important data and application on the cloud without any hassles of archiving restore procedures or using back-up catalogs.