What is hybrid cloud?
Gartner defines hybrid cloud as a cloud computing service that is composed of some combination of private, public and community cloud services, from different service providers. In other words, hybrid cloud is a composition of on-premises, public cloud, and private cloud environments.
Hybrid clouds enable organizations to extend either the capacity or the capability of a cloud service, by aggregation, integration, or customization with another cloud service. And by enabling workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.
Hybrid Cloud Use Cases
- An organization may store sensitive client data on the private cloud, but interconnect that app to a business intelligence app provided on the public cloud.
- IT organizations can use the public cloud’s computing resources to meet capacity that cannot be met on the private cloud—enabling hybrid clouds to employ cloud bursting for scaling across clouds.
Hybrid Cloud Vendors
- Amazon Web Services
- Google Cloud
- Microsoft Azure