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What is the difference between a multi-cloud vs hybrid cloud management platform?

What are typical use cases for multi-cloud vs hybrid cloud management platforms? 

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Jose Vicente Serrano - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology and Modernization Businesses Advisor at M-Cloud
15 April 21

Since my point of view, the concepts are the same. Cloud Management has to include both kind of clouds: Public and Private whhat is a Hybrid.

Manager of Event Marketing at CloudBolt Software
04 June 20

What is the difference between a multi-cloud vs hybrid cloud management platform?

These are two ways to consume IT services that are more common in the last few years with the advent of public clouds. A hybrid cloud can be defined as a way to use services from both your data center and public clouds like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. This might mean one or more data centers and one or two public clouds. On the other hand, multi-cloud helps customers consume services from multiple public cloud providers.

What are typical use cases for multi-cloud vs hybrid cloud management platforms?
Organizations want to leverage a hybrid cloud approach when they already have a lot of data in their data centers and they want to continue leveraging it. Data security and privacy is another prime concern and reason for a hybrid cloud strategy. Some of the use cases can be Mission-critical workloads for organizations in healthcare, finance, defense, government space. For example, HR information, product information, customer information are all unique differentiators, and organizations do not want to expose those.
Multi-cloud use cases can be workloads that are brand new (development or testing phase). Other use cases can be a workload that spans different geographies like remote office facilities. Or workloads that use Kubernetes and containers which can easily extend across multiple clouds. Multi-cloud can also be used for SaaS workloads that a company wants to use.

Diego Caicedo Lescano - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Innovation Officer at SAGGA
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
22 June 20

A hybrid cloud is a single entity that combines a private cloud environment with one or more public cloud environments. These can be any combination of software as a service, IaaS, PaaS and any other as-a-service environment you can conceive. But it's a singular noun, describing a singular entity.

Multi-cloud, by nature, isn't one thing, but rather a series of entities that must be brought under centralized management.

To some extent the hybrid cloud vs. multi-cloud discussion is semantics, and, in many cases, you can safely interchange the two terms. But a hybrid cloud usually includes a combination of public and on-premises or hosted private clouds.

A multi-cloud, on the other hand, makes no distinction between the kinds of clouds that you operate. Perhaps your multi-cloud doesn't have a private cloud at all, and you operate everything on AWS and Microsoft Azure with a little bit of G Suite thrown in. That's a multi-cloud environment. Ta-da!

There's another difference to be aware of when looking at multi-cloud vs. hybrid cloud. The individual clouds in a multi-cloud setup may not be integrated with one another. That's part of the reason for the plurality in multi-cloud as opposed to the singularity of hybrid cloud. In a hybrid cloud environment, one of the sometimes incorrect assumptions is that the cloud components are integrated to form the cohesive singular entity. That's often the case, but not always.

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Presales Engineer at Eta2u
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09 June 20

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Presales Engineer at Eta2u
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09 June 20

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Oliver Chitsamatanga - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hello community, I work at a tech. services company and I would like to understand the pros and cons of an on-premise solution vs a cloud-hosted one (i.e., outsourcing). My use case is 1000 users.  Thanks for the help.
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It depends on your requirements. Mostly, a backup solution covers the cloud as well (e.g., products like Veritas NetBackup you can integrate with the cloud).  Pros:  -No need to manage infra. You just need to work on an application. -Easy installation. Cons:  -All your data would be in your own DC and  -You can manage it as per your company policy
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There are advantages and disadvantages to both on-prem and cloud backup solutions. It depends on where the data is stored to start with, the amount of data, and the type of data. There are also costs involved as on prem would have a higher cost up front for the infrastructure but if your data is in a local data center would be more accessible for backups and restores. While cloud is inexpensive for the storage there are normally tiers and different costs based upon hot, cool, and cold storage.  And depending on where the data is stored in the cloud there are different costs associated with restores. You might need a hybrid model where you do some backup/restores on-prem and some in the cloud.   There is no one solution that fits the bill for all companies so you have to weigh all the options that best fit your needs. Just remember that the data is important and that many times cloud providers only backup their infrastructure and not your data that resides in their cloud. You have to assign a risk factor if you can afford to lose some data that might be hosted.  A good example of this would be Microsoft 365. Microsoft guarantees the system, but if someone "accidentally" does a permanent delete on their inbox, the data would be gone unless you had a 3rd party solution to backup that data.
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Abiquo. Much better than either.
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