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Defining a Hybrid Cloud

The best way to define a hybrid cloud is to think of a company that uses both internal and external networks for storing and sharing data. You might use a public cloud storage provider such as Citrix ShareFile to send files to clients while using an internal network to share information between coworkers.

There are benefits to using an internal network, and there are also advantages to using a public provider. And of course, a hybrid cloud combination brings the best of both worlds.

A cloud that looks like success

A hybrid cloud is defined by its versatility. One of the advantages of using a hybrid cloud is that you can keep your company’s private information on an internal network without taking on the risk of storing it on the open Internet. Then any less sensitive information or files you plan to share can be kept in the cloud. It’s kind of like keeping your most important assets locked away in a bank while keeping things you may need to share tucked away in a closet.

Another benefit of a hybrid cloud is having an infrastructure in place that is powerful enough to carry out your daily tasks while keeping the cloud as an option for bigger projects. This allows for greater affordability as you can opt for a lower plan level with your cloud provider.

The enterprise plan for Citrix ShareFile fits the definition of a hybrid cloud. With ShareFile Enterprise, you can choose to store data on the cloud or on your internal network. From there, you can sync up your desktop files with your cloud storage and seamlessly transfer and store information across all devices.

Learn more about how a hybrid cloud like ShareFile Enterprise can give your business the best of both worlds.


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