Managed hosting provider Hosted Solutions today expanded its Stratus Trusted Cloud offering, adding a hybrid option for companies that want to blend public and private cloud offerings. Stratus was introduced earlier this year, and can be used as either a multi-tenant infrastructure platform and a private/dedicated cloud.
The Stratus hybrid cloud option allows customers to cross-connect their existing back-end resources such as databases and other supporting applications to the Stratus Trusted Cloud, where they can host front-end computing power and other resources like network, firewall, load balancing and web servers. Customers can also cross connect Stratus cloud computing resources directly into their environment to handle overflow situations such as seasonal spikes that require excess compute capacity.
Multiple companies have already begun taking advantage of the hybrid cloud, including BrandPort, Belk, Rollover Systems, VMware, Knowledge Point 360, Cleveland Cavaliers, Baylor School and NRCCUA. Companies can use the hybrid version of the Stratus Trusted Cloud to take advantage of rapid and elastic deployment and usage, with the ability to add or subtract resources depending on changing requirements.
"We’ve seen tremendous interest in the hybrid approach,"” said Christopher “Kip” Turco, Hosted Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer. "Many customers want to take advantage of the benefits of cloud, but they are not ready to move their entire environment to the cloud. The Stratus hybrid option enables them to do just that – leveraging the benefits of cloud without reconfiguring their entire environment."