The recent AWS outage caused a domino effect of issues and may have you second guessing if the Public Cloud environment is the best option for your organization. While outages are not uncommon, the disruption that the AWS outage caused was detrimental… given that it controls 90% of the public cloud market. If you are an organization that hosts mission critical workloads in the Public Cloud, it may be time to re-evaluate your cloud infrastructure. How can you prevent your organization from being affected in the event of an outage? In this blog, we will look at how your organization can utilize Hybrid Cloud to mitigate risk and how Private Cloud can be used as a Disaster Recovery option.


What is Hybrid Cloud and How Can it Mitigate Risk?

When it comes to cloud, it is important to remember that you do not need to take an all or nothing approach. Why put all of your eggs in one basket if there was an option that provides the best of both worlds? It’s important to note that neither the public or Private Cloud option is the villain in this scenario. That is where the Hybrid Cloud comes into place. It is a combination of both public and private clouds that allows your organization to maintain independence while collaborating across different platforms. When Public Cloud has wide scale service disruptions, the best practice is to diversify your risk mitigation with Hybrid Cloud.


LightEdge Private Cloud as Disaster Recovery

One way to ensure Disaster Recovery in a Public Cloud environment is to utilize a Private Cloud infrastructure. Private Cloud can act as a Disaster Recovery landing spot in the event of a public cloud outage. These environments are great for mission-critical infrastructure that you need complete control over and need to be kept optimally secure. As we saw earlier this week, it is important to have a Disaster Recovery plan in place and choose your cloud infrastructure with a trusted provider.


Get in Touch with LightEdge Today

Whether you’re looking to mitigate risk or deploy a Disaster Recovery plan in the Public Cloud space, LightEdge’s team of experts is ready to answer your most pressing questions and get your new environment deployed quickly and securely.

Shawn Rielly

Shawn specializes in creating written and visual content for end users. Using her marketing background, Shawn focuses on delivering attention grabbing content for LightEdge’s audience that is usually based on LightEdge blogs. One of the many skills she has is using the application of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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