Hybrid Cloud Security

As more and more organizations look to the cloud for efficient, cost-effective, and scalable network solutions, many CIOs and IT managers have determined the ideal solution is adopting a hybrid cloud model—a combination of a private cloud architecture (hosted either on-premise or remotely) and public cloud services from among the “Big Three”—Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure—or other third-party providers.

Hybrid cloud operations bring significant benefits. An organization’s mission-critical or compliance-protected data can be secured within the private cloud. In contrast, everyday applications and less sensitive data can be hosted in the public cloud portion—where scalability is generally cheaper than an on-prem data center, and SLAs guarantee 24/7 reliability across the network.

But the trade-off is an added level of technical complexity, as the integrated private and public cloud sections continuously interact and exchange data. This brings a new set of unique security challenges as hybrid clouds expand and evolve.

Best Practices

Adequate hybrid cloud security revolves around several best practices:

Open Systems brings 30 years of MSP expertise to deliver continuous, comprehensive AI-powered cybersecurity across your hybrid cloud network. Speak with an Open Systems customer advocate to learn more about meeting the unique security challenges of your cloud architecture, as well as our leading-edge MDR, XDR, and SASE solutions.