Federal Hybrid Cloud Solution
Hybrid cloud implementations offer flexibility, customization, and ability to manage the balance between security and availability. Federal agencies can use existing on-premise solutions for mission critical workloads, while moving non-critical items to a public cloud.
- Accelerate Information technology (IT) development and move to market faster with enhanced collaboration and sandboxes.
- Use existing IT resources, while updating operations in phases, minimizing risks and building an agency-specific lessons-learned library.
- Customize solutions, choosing from on-premise, public or private cloud, allowing for the best available technologies for each application and agency-specific use.
- Enjoy the flexibility and agility of public cloud solutions, while securing and owning data and applications.
- Reduce IT expenses, by eliminating many in-house operations, freeing IT departments to focus on innovations.
- Increase asset use by purchasing only what you need, and maximizing what current capital expenditures.
- Comply with federal- and agency-specific regulations and policies.
- Reduce cost and improve disaster recovery processes.
Cloud Infrastructure Characteristics by Deployment Model
|Model||Cloud Infrastructure Set-up||Managed by||Location|
|Private cloud||Used by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units)||Owned, managed, and operated by the organization||On or off premises|
|Community cloud||Used by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations)||Owned, managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations in the community, a third party, or some combination of them||On or off premises|
|Public cloud||Used by the general public||Owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them||On the premises of the cloud provider|
|Hybrid Cloud||The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability|
When you can’t migrate all legacy IT infrastructure, applications, or data to the cloud, consider hybrid cloud—a mix of on-site computing resources and commercially provided computing resources.