With the advent of large cloud environments, and the push by CFO’s to translate CapEx into OpEx, organizations have adopted strategies that move large and complex workloads to the cloud. These migrations can be costly, problematic, and on occasion impossible to fully complete. A hybrid cloud environment is an environment where an organization keeps some workload local or at a datacenter with company owned / leased equipment. This allows for management of more complex aspects of critical business applications in a controlled environment. On top of this self-managed environment, additional workload is offloaded to external physical or virtual “cloud” servers. These external servers can typically be deployed instantly to handle burstable workloads. Genesis Adaptive have been involved in helping customers design, engineer, implement and manage hybrid-cloud solutions since day one.
A fully hosted solution involves leveraging existing infrastructure hosted with Genesis Adaptive alongside instantly provisioned GA cloud servers to handle peak workloads. A set of physical dedicated servers perform critical functions such as database provisioning and data processing, while a set of easily replicable cloud servers spin up as individual application instances. These cloud servers are launched close to your end users, behind a load balancer to service your application connection requests.
This solution involves a set of GA hosted dedicated servers as a base to perform critical business functions. An additional connection is made to an external cloud provider, such as AWS, Azure, or the GA cloud over the internet using IPSec or similar VPN technologies. Then, cloud instances are spun up leveraging infrastructure-as-code methodology, quickly bringing you additional application capacity as needed. Care must be taken to ensure steady connectivity between your hosted infrastructure and the external cloud provider.
Your existing infrastructure (self-managed or at a local datacenter) continues to perform most or all critical business applications. Additional workload is outputted to an external cloud provider such as AWS, Azure, or the GA cloud. By leveraging your existing infrastructure investment, alongside instantly provisioned cloud servers, you can keep OpEx low while removing the need for additional CapEx over time. This allows your organization to complete a phased move to the cloud, or to continue operating without interruption in the case of rapid growth.
Making a business case for expanding your application when you’ve got a large traffic peak is difficult. Hybrid cloud takes that discussion and turns it into a much simpler one, allowing you to leverage always-on dedicated servers and instantly deployable cloud servers to maintain control of your cost structure. When your organization is experiencing exceptional user engagement and user base growth, don’t let CapEx stand in the way of expansion. Genesis Adaptive can help you setup the infrastructure needed to accomodate for peak workloads.
The key problem with physical servers, whether you own them outright or you manage them, is their general inflexibility. Adding and removing hardware is an outage event, the underlying hardware itself can fail, and continuous maintenance makes them costly. While building in redundancies is possible, it simply adds to the overall cost and complexity of managing your solution. Hybrid cloud solutions with Genesis Adaptive solve this problem, leveraging additional hardware / software granularity to create instant-on capacity for your applications.
Hybrid Cloud solutions allow you to scale your application as you grow – adding and removing capacity is as simple as pressing a button or adding a line of code. Need more RAM, disk space, or network throughput? Simply reprovision your cloud server in seconds, and you’re back up and running. This process allows for a significant reduction in overall costs, both from a CapEx and a downtime perspective. Genesis Adaptive Hybrid Cloud solutions take into account the need for your business to control costs through scale and proper planning.
Most dedicated hosting solutions are limited in scope to a single geographic region due to cost and complexity. Cloud servers have dispelled this design flaw, by launching large computing centers in major cities across the globe. Companies now have the opportunity to get closer to their end users than ever before. Genesis Adaptive Hybrid Cloud solutions take into account the geographic disparity of your client base to provide a more resilient connection. This links you with localized cloud facilities and provides a faster overall application experience.
Setting up your Hybrid Cloud with Genesis Adaptive can mean easy integration with existing cloud workloads, without the downtime associated with moving entire applications at once. We will work with your existing cloud environments to provide for an easy transition, or help you with expanding into the GA cloud. Our experienced architects and engineers can assist in designing a solution that meets the key requirements of a functioning Hybrid Cloud, including granularity, cost efficiency, capacity planning, and geographic resilience.
Cloud Environments, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, provide excellent platforms for growth for many organizations. With our extensive expertise in cloud environments, as well as a plethora of hosted services such as Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, Managed Servers, and more, Genesis Adaptive can assist your organization in choosing the GA platform services that are right for you. When building out your new hybrid cloud environment, you can rest assured that your implementation will be a success.
Hybrid Cloud with Genesis Adaptive provides the benefit of platform experience. Our engineers have been designing and building cloud environments since our inception. A Hybrid Cloud solutions includes:
Churchstreaming.tv provides a live streaming platform for churches and religious institutions across the United States. A customer for nearly 7 years, Churchstreaming.tv benefits extensively from leveraging a solution that scales up and down when needed. The very nature of the church streaming market makes it such that the majority of the computing and network needs occur on Sunday. Churchstreaming.tv approached Genesis Adaptive for assistance in designing and implementing a Hybrid Cloud architecture to handle the growth of their streaming platform. With the help of our engineers, they were able to design a highly flexible solution that fit their needs while experiencing significant growth. Churchstreaming.tv utilizes a fully hosted Hybrid Cloud solution, leveraging our IP Transit, Dedicated Servers, and Cloud Servers to deliver an unrivaled streaming experience for their end users.
INCCRRA, or the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, is a non-profit statewide organization within the State of Illinois that provides services to 16 local Child Care Resource and Referral agents. A recognized leader in making high quality early care and education affordable for Illinoisans, INCCRRA had built an array of technology-based solutions aimed at keeping child care resources within Illinois efficient and available. Part of their efforts lead to the deployment of a large locally hosted environment built on physical hardware. INCCRRA contacted Genesis Adaptive requesting assistance in the design and implementation of a of Hybrid Cloud with an external cloud solution. Leveraging our IP Transit, Dedicated Ethernet Services, and colocation services, INCCRAA was able to cut over 60% of existing aging hardware and refocus their efforts back towards their core mission.