Hybrid. It’s a buzzword in the SharePoint circle these days. But what exactly is SharePoint Hybrid? And what benefits will it bring to the table?
SharePoint Hybrid is a configuration and feature set that allows trusted communications between SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server. With hybrid, you can integrate productivity services in SharePoint online with an on-prem SharePoint server to provide combined functionality and data access. For enterprises that are planning to move their existing on-premises SharePoint Server services to the cloud, hybrid provides a staged migration path. Besides, it allows users to expand high-impact SharePoint Server workloads to SharePoint Online.
During the fluctuations in processing demand, hybrid cloud computing enables businesses to seamlessly extend their on-prem infrastructure to the public cloud for handling any overflow ─ without letting third-party centers access the entire data.
Reasons to Choose SharePoint Hybrid
In addition to acting as a link between the SharePoint on-prem environment and SharePoint Online in Office 365, SharePoint hybrid deployment also enables organizations to enjoy several advantages. These advantages are exclusive to the O365 environment and a cloud environment, including;
SharePoint hybrid allows regulatory compliance, certifies user adoption, and enables mobile workforce users to work systematically through a variety of apps, which offering rich features with Office 365.
2. Ease of Use
Users can avail of the rich features released by Microsoft weekly. Also, users get a go-to-market tool for sharing and working together with internal and external users.
3. Cost Savings
With SharePoint Hybrid, users can save costs on high availability, storage, and scalability. It also helps them eradicate the need for third-party products having similar functionality with the O365 application.
Hybrid features such as shared search, hybrid links, and navigation experiences will offer great benefits for ensuring the sharing between platforms with nominal business impact.
4. Less Complexity
SharePoint hybrid is critical for customizations that aren’t supported by SharePoint Online. However, many organizations still gain control of on-premises, but with the growing data, the benefits of the cloud will also increase.
SharePoint on-prem is an application platform that allows customers to securely and easily migrate an application into SharePoint Online. However, in SharePoint Online, you may require rewriting the application code, so organizations prefer to postpone the conversation until they plan to move it.
5. Hybrid Search
SharePoint Hybrid allows users to find content available in both their SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online environments through a single search box
6. Hybrid OneDrive
With OneDrive for Business in SharePoint Hybrid, users are automatically redirected to online OneDrive for Business to On-prem OneDrive. The content is automatically stored in O365 rather than in the on-prem storage. And by using cloud storage, you can easily access content from anywhere, including the OneDrive mobile app, and any device in sync.
These are just a few reasons organizations are moving to SharePoint deployment in a Hybrid environment. Undoubtedly, there will be more on this in the upcoming time.
SharePoint Hybrid can be a value-addition to your organization. However, it’s essential to know if the Hybrid features meet your business requirements.