Hybrid cloud is the concept which evolved during the turn of the decade when companies had their apprehensions of adopting public cloud services like AWS.
The major concern of the companies were primarily around the following points:
Vendor Lockin Concern
In 2017 nearly 70% of cloud users are using hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud consists of a private cloud offering which is run on premise and there are some workloads run on the public cloud. To run a cloud offering on premise there is requirement of capital expenditure to setup the cloud infrastructure. This expenditure will be part of total cost of operations (TCO) incurred by the business to run its IT operations.
In this blog we will discuss about the sample breakup of minimum cost required to run a datacenter with a 42U standard rack.
Hardware & Software Costs
Host/ Guest Operating System License
Virtualization & Cloudstack Software licenses
Rental Space Costs
Power & Backup Costs
Below is an illustration of the breakup of costs to be incurred while building a bare minimum hybrid cloud:-
|Type of Costs||Monthly Cost||Annual Cost|
|Minimum Basic Costs
(Server, Networking, Storage, Rack & Software)
|Rental Space Costs
(250-500 square feet)
|Power & Backup Cost
(Power Bill, UPS & Generator)
|Fire Suppression Cost||$216||$2,592|
(Labor & Maintenance)
Keeping this in mind the notion of cloud which was suppose to be a subscription based service business model is something that the concept of capex driven hybrid cloud does not adhere to. Drootoo can help businesses to save upto 70% of the TCO of running a hybrid cloud and yet address all the concerns of using public cloud services.