When is Hybrid Cloud the Better Choice?
Does hybrid cloud—a mixture of public and private cloud models—make the most sense for your organization?
No one cloud model is better than another, but the hybrid option could be best for meeting your specific needs. If you’re on the fence, ask yourself…
- Do you have a somewhat-new UC or CC voice product that you want to preserve while still moving to a cloud model?
- Do you have multiple branch offices? If so, would you benefit from being able to use both private and public cloud to address needs across these different locations?
- Do you need better communications resilience? By this, we mean having an active system that workers connect to on a daily basis and also a backup cloud in the event of an outage or other issue occurring (all while having an identical user experience).
- Do you have trouble sizing communications correctly? If you’re in retail, for example, do you have trouble accommodating peak volumes outside of normal operations when extra capacity is needed?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may want to consider a hybrid cloud deployment.
The term “hybrid” has a much broader definition in the communications industry. UC and CC are not like single-service workloads but instead composed of numerous functions that intelligently work together. This enables businesses to use hybrid cloud to deploy what they want, where they want for whatever reason they want. In other words, complete freedom to operate and innovate on your terms.
Learn more about your cloud options (and how to seamlessly move to full UC and CC solutions) with ZK Research’s new report, “A Buyer’s Guide to Cloud Communications.”