What is a hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud is a computing environment that connects a company’s private cloud services (either on-premise or at a third party location) and public cloud platforms into a single, flexible infrastructure for running the organization’s applications and workloads.
The principle behind a hybrid cloud is that its mix of public and private cloud resources—with a level of orchestration between them—giving an organization the flexibility to choose the optimal cloud for each application or workload. This enables the organization to meet its technical and business objectives more effectively, securely, and with greater cost-efficiency than it could with public or private cloud alone.
The benefits of hybrid cloud are easier to understand once you know more about the capabilities, limitations, and uses of private and public clouds.