What is a hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud approach is defined by an enterprise’s use of both public and private cloud technology. By combining on-premise infrastructure with public cloud services, an enterprise can both optimize their cloud environment by workload as well as balancing costs.
Traditionally, companies that have opted to use a private cloud over a public cloud have done so for data security as well as more control over computing services. However, with the use of private clouds comes limitations. Companies are required to front a large upfront investment in hardware with finite resources. On top of that, scaling up and staying current with new technologies can become expensive. This is leading companies to integrate their own private infrastructure with public cloud computing resources. This is known as a hybrid cloud approach.
Why use a hybrid cloud?
By using a hybrid cloud approach, a company can take advantage of the relative strengths of both public and private cloud models. From security to scalability, a hybrid model allows an enterprise to move workloads between environments as computing needs change.
A hybrid cloud approach provides: