September 27, 2017 - Reny Pebriasari
How a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem Works
When we think of a cloud system, it all seems rather simple to conceptualize. You send your data to the cloud and you imagine it’s floating up in cyberspace. However, the entire structure of the hybrid cloud is actually quite complex. And, even though your managed cloud hosting provider will be taking care of your company’s relationship with the cloud, it’s still important to understand how it all works.
Here are the basics when it comes to understanding your hybrid cloud ecosystem.
A Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem
A cloud ecosystem consists of a web of interdependent components that help drive various kinds of cloud computing services. It uses a combination of software and infrastructure along with human supervision to service its third party users. The term “hybrid,” in this case, just means a public or private cloud solution, or a mixture of both. Ultimately, the cloud is a network of servers each dedicated to a different job. And, depending on what kind of business you have, the type of cloud ecosystem you’ll rely on will be unique.
A Multiple Layer Infrastructure
Think of your cloud’s ecosystem as an onion — or anything else that has layers. A cake, a winter wardrobe, a comfy hotel bed…anything like that. A hybrid cloud infrastructure has multiple layers that are customizable. This allows users to create a system that is best for their business. With a hybrid cloud, users can build their own system based on what they need, what they want and what’s familiar.
Wowrack gives users the option to put together their own Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem, with the help of a professional who will guide you to what’s best for your company. Contact us today to learn more.
Understanding the Different Layers
So, we know that there are layers in a hybrid cloud ecosystem, but what do those layers mean? And, how do they all work together?
Beginning from your computer and ending at the cloud, here is what it generally looks like:
- Operating System (Ex. Windows or Mac)
- Cloud Provisioning OS (Ex. Cloudstack)
- IT Automation Software (Ex. Puppet)
- Hypervisor/Virtual Machine Monitor (Ex. XEN)
- Infrastructure Monitoring Tools (Ex. Cacti)
- Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning (Ex. Veeam)
(If you’re not familiar with these examples, don’t worry; they’re just to help explain how the hybrid cloud ecosystem works.)
These different layers of the hybrid cloud come together to formulate an entire ecosystem that connects all the various parts, and thus makes it easy for you to run your company’s network on the cloud. If one part of the ecosystem is missing, it would be very difficult for the rest of the servers to do their job
Even though your managed cloud hosting provider will create your perfect cloud ecosystem, again, remember that it’s necessary for your company’s leaders to understand how it works so you can only pay for the specific systems you want to deploy.