All business enterprises aim for efficiency which really means the most work or effect for the least amount of cost. They focus on efficiency in everything they do because they are always competing with other business enterprises that offer the same or similar products or services that they do. While the focus of their efforts to produce more products or accomplish more services for less is on their core activities (in producing those products or providing those services), it is very hard to find a business enterprise that does not invest a significant amount in IT resources and services. Even if IT services is not their core, businesses use IT to prepare payroll, handle employee data, track raw material purchases and suppliers, track sales and their customers, prepare income statements, prepare marketing plans and make projections. All of these businesses would benefit from a hybrid cloud, and members of the Cloud Computing Association may be able to help you find out how.
Truth be told, small to medium enterprises are prime candidates for hybrid cloud deployment. Their activities are not so large that full cloud environment solutions are practical. They may even have information they want to keep to themselves only, perhaps even on computers not connected to the internet, that they are unwilling to post them on a cloud. They will still benefit from the way hybrid cloud solutions drastically reduce their need to purchase and maintain a large amount of hardware and software. They can have their data stored, and even their computing needs provided through the cloud so they are asked to pay only for the services they need at any particular time. Such cost efficiency even acts as a crutch for small and new business enterprises struggling to make ends meet, and having to deal with work demand surges.
More than offering efficiency not available elsewhere, VMware hybrid cloud storage solutions have also grown a lot more secure nowadays. Cloud service providers have organized and self-regulated themselves to improve their cloud storage services.
If your company has not yet migrated its IT needs to a hybrid cloud environment it may be time to review the cost efficiency of your current system. You may decide a hybrid cloud provides the most cost efficient solutions sooner than you think.