Most companies are underutilizing their cloud options. In fact, not only are they not using as much of the cloud as they could, but they are severely overpaying for services they do not use. Is this because every organization plans to put more information on their new services than they wind up doing? Do most groups simply not know how much they can get from their cloud providers? In fact, the simple truth behind the use of cloud space by many companies is that they simply are afraid to put that much of their information in the cloud. Many groups fear vendor lock-in. However, using the hybrid cloud strategies offered by Faction, groups can use the public and the private cloud as they need to.

Organizations underutilize the cloud hardware they pay for to the tune of using only between 6 and 12 percent of the resources they have available, according to Infoworld. This is an astonishingly low number, but it has a lot to do with how companies want to use the cloud. Many organizations invest in it as a sort of backup network, or as a way to store files that they don't consider critical. With a hybrid cloud system, organizations can keep important information on on-premises private clouds while allowing their non-premises based machines to handle less important information.

Keeping data safe is easy with the cloud
Using a hybrid cloud system, companies can find ways to keep their data available without losing control over it. Hybrid systems make it easier for their companies to get the information they need when they want it, while still allowing for workers to access it through mobile devices such as tablets. By keeping data both in-house and on private cloud servers, a company can adopt a tiered approach to its data storage and maintenance. Doing this allows it to maintain a tight grip over how its information is used and shared. 

Holding data in the cloud allows for companies to maintain better access to it while also staying safe in the event of information compromisation. Data centers take strong precautions against data loss and allow their hosting organizations to protect themselves from information wipes. Companies that want to ensure business continuity should be using the cloud.