Computing requirements can fluctuate dramatically from workload to workload. Some applications need to crunch through data, while others perform more-mundane functions such as serving customer-facing web pages. Only the demands of each workload should dictate its underlying infrastructure.
Therefore, the flexibility to choose and easily manage exactly the right combination of components is critical. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to IT infrastructure. Choice matters.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the economics associated with the cloud can best be maximized through a hybrid design incorporating bare metal. Combining dedicated servers with your cloud instances can both reduce the costs of crunching data and improve performance. This may also reduce compliance and security concerns with single-tenant components in the background for your sensitive databases and multitenant cloud instances for your customer-facing front end.
Pure-play cloud services can be as limiting as they are empowering. Pure bare metal providers can slow down your time to production by putting the onus of the infrastructure squarely on your shoulders, forcing you to buy more servers than necessary. A combination of the two is the often preferable to one or the other.
SingleHop delivers a unified, global computing platform with the flexibility to design the optimal infrastructure for your toughest requirements. Flexibility is nothing without control, and SingleHop’s all-encompassing portal and API empower you to manage your entire IT infrastructure from anywhere. When your environment requires both the flexibility of the cloud and the performance of bare metal consider SingleHop.