Data here, data there, data everywhere. They are the most important asset of most companies and arguably the most mined resource in the world. But where to put all that stuff? After all, you have to store it, because data needs to be available on demand. In order to continue to have access to the company's fuel in the event of a crisis, the information or its storage location should demonstrate a certain resilience. After reading the headline, most of you will now think: Yes, of course! It should be decentralized. But in what sense? Multicloud, multi-on-prem or rather in a hybrid operation? When looking at the risks of the individual strategies, it quickly becomes apparent that with a multicloud solution you do have good diversification, but you simply don't have any of your data in your own hands. So you are completely dependent and never really know in which areas of our planet the data is flying around.
Multi-on-prem is pure luxury - in the truest sense of the word - because not only are you in control of your own data at all times, but you can also determine the level of your security systems yourself - but only when you have some extra dollars to spend.
The hybrid variant is a mixture of both. It therefore comes with with the advantages and disadvantages of the other strategies, meaning a good diversification and ensuring data sovereignty plus moderate costs.
But what is the most resilient?
The hybrid solution would be the most capable one to counteract the risks of a crisis, because it is possible to use the cloud portion as a multicloud strategy. This would give you the greatest diversification, while still remaining in control of at least part of your own data and not becoming completely dependent.
So how do you handcraft such a hybrid solution?
It's actually quite simple: with a smart on-prem solution that offers the basics of a private cloud, but also allows cloud storage to be integrated. The advantages of both worlds, united under a single roof.