What is Hybrid Cloud?
Often called “the best of both worlds,” hybrid clouds combine on-premises infrastructure, or private clouds, with public clouds so organizations can reap the advantages of both.
The key point is that this approach moves away from a monolithic either-or policy for public vs. private cloud, but one that relies on adaptability and a best-of-breed approach, which is why it's rapidly becoming the most popular cloud posture.
Hybrid Cloud allows IT decision makers to have more control over both the private and public components than using a prepackaged public cloud platform.
Or, as Brooks said, “you get everything that you want.” This includes increased efficiency and the flexibility to meet disparate needs.
Advantages of hybrid cloud:
- Control - your organization can maintain a private infrastructure for sensitive assets.
- Flexibility - you can take advantage of additional resources in the public cloud when you need them.
- Cost-effectiveness - with the ability to scale to the public cloud, you pay for extra computing power only when needed.
- Ease - transitioning to the cloud doesn’t have to be overwhelming because you can migrate gradually - phasing in workloads over time.