Embracing the Hybrid Cloud in Unified Communications

Posted by Megan Szukala

December 29, 2016; 3:03 PM

Enhancing unified communications through the use of hybrid cloud solutions has become increasingly popular among organizations of all sizes and all industries. The hybrid cloud can provide many unique benefits including customization, scalability, increased productivity and workload management. However, some organizations are still hesitant to make this transition over to the cloud. Not to fear, ESI and the cloud are here to help!


To wrap up the month of December, we’ve pulled together articles from around the web that provide a deep dive into how the hybrid cloud can make a positive impact on an organization and bolster results when combined with unified communications solutions. See below for some examples:


How do you approach hybrid cloud unified communications?


An all-cloud based form of unified communications might not meet all of an organization’s needs. But a hybrid cloud will provide the perfect balance. In this TechTarget article, Zeus Kerravala explains “Hybrid cloud unified communications addresses needs, as it allows organizations to decide which apps to move to the cloud or keep on-premises.” Integrating the hybrid cloud will put you in control of how you want to design your organization’s day-to-day activities. 


The Key Elements of the Hybrid Cloud


The hybrid cloud is still evolving to this day, which allows the cloud to be perfectly molded into how your organization wants to operate. You’re in charge of how, when and where you want to implement the hybrid cloud’s solutions. Arthur Cole from IT Business Edge states that leading IT vendors can “craft hybrid architectures that can be easily launched and then quickly scaled to production-level environments.”


Shifting to Hybrid Cloud Environments Is Getting Easier


Not only will the hybrid cloud help with your workload, but moving to the cloud with your unified communications will enable you “to modernize in ways that can add value to the organization” as Alan Joch states in this BizTech article. For example, “hybrid cloud can offer capabilities to address spikes in business demand or help support the testing of a new application. Load balancing for storage systems is another common hybrid cloud use.” These modernizations can advance overall operations, increasing demand.


Six reasons your business needs to embrace UCaaS in 2017


As your organization continues to innovate and grow, so will your need for a higher functioning enterprise. This is where the hybrid cloud can help. According to IT Pro Portal, “As SMBs and mid-market companies search for more robust features and functionality from their communications systems, cloud-based models are increasingly meeting the market need.”





All of these articles provide positive explanations as to why your organization needs to implement the hybrid cloud with your unified communications solutions. As your industry continues to expand, so will your need for the hybrid cloud as it offers scalability and truly customizable features that provide value to your business and can ultimately increase demand.


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Topics: Cloud Communication, Unified Communications (UC)