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Hybrid and Multi-server Solutions
Hybrid Infrastructure is a concept. It’s the idea that the ideal infrastructure configuration for a business generally consists of more than just cloud. By combining bare metal with cloud infrastructure through one, unified, global platform, we’re able to deliver a better value than pure-play cloud.Chat with a hybrid cloud expert
Bare Metal and Cloud, Seamlessly Integrated
SingleHop offers a full range of infrastructure products and you can use any number or combination of them in your hybrid solution. With native functionality, such as our out-of-band private network, our platform offers the flexibility you need to pick the right component for each aspect of your application. Build the right solution from the right building blocks. Then, stay in control of it all with the LEAP platform, our award-winning, unified portal for managing your entire infrastructure from any device.
Dedicated servers have long been the workhorse of the Internet. These devices are literally individual, physical computers that are used by only one client at a time.Learn More
Private cloud combines the reliability and privacy of a dedicated server with the elasticity and redundancy of cloud computing.Learn More
Public cloud instances can be deployed in minutes, destroyed in seconds, and scaled to be as small or large as needed.Learn More
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Use Cases for Hybrid Hosting
Burst into Public Cloud
The ability to not only scale workloads into the public cloud, but also to rapidly create virtual machines delivers much needed agility to accommodate sudden spikes. By using a public cloud, companies can quickly pause or stop added resources. In this manner, the addition of public cloud to your workload creates a rapid means of meeting workloads, while keeping costs low.
Cloud servers provide a stable and powerful platform for developing applications. With rapid provisioning, developers can spin testing environments in seconds. Build up, tear down, and store data for later; the cloud empowers development teams with much needed computing agility. Hybrid offers a means to seamlessly integrate bare metal database servers with private cloud test environments, while using public cloud to handle sudden spikes in workload usages.
Bare metal servers and private clouds offer a fast track towards compliance, be it HIPAA, PCI, or SOX. Scalability is limited to your total infrastructure if you run private cloud, and is near nonexistent for bare metal. However, by adding a public cloud to your compliant infrastructure, you build a platform that can conform to compliance regulations internally, while creating a means to handle massive expansion.
Data, both big and small, benefits from raw processing power. The more you can maximize these resources, the better. In light of this, cloud is not always the best fit. Some databases cannot scale horizontally. Other databases can bog down with the system resource overhead requirements of using a hypervisor layer. By mixing technologies, you can place your database requirements on bare metal servers and have them accessible to your cloud infrastructure through our private network.
Hybrid Solutions and Configurations
Example Configuration #1
Dealing with unexpected spikes in traffic and resource usage can be a nightmare for e-commerce merchants. Public clouds can handle sudden spikes in traffic with ease. However, public clouds do not always play nice with compliances. Therefore, a hybrid solution would include public cloud VMs connected to bare metal servers via our private network for a flexible, compliant solution.
- Two front-end public cloud servers
- Load balanced with a cloud load balancer
- Two back-end database servers replicated and connected via out-of-band private network
Example Configuration #2
Cloud load balancers bring the elasticity of cloud to load balancing. They provide a rapid means to handle large amounts of traffic, seamlessly providing load balancing capacity to achieve exceptional fault tolerance. Pairing cloud load balancers with redundant firewalls creates a high availability platform capable of withstanding even the largest network loads.
- Four front-end bare metal servers
- Behind redundant firewalls
- Supported by cloud load balancers