According to CloudTech, “a hybrid cloud offers both affordability and security by splitting business requirements so that each process demand goes into the right cloud.” As more and more businesses have adopted public or private clouds, hybrid cloud computing has started to become top-of-mind as a way to gain the benefits from both public and private clouds while better balancing the associated costs and risks.
CloudTech provides this common dilemma: “A public cloud brings world class technologies into your environment at an affordable price. At the same time, security issues are a concern. A private cloud answers these security issues but is expensive. A hybrid cloud offers both these benefits by splitting business processes so that each process demand goes into the right cloud.”
Hybrid cloud computing offers flexibility to better manage the unique needs of each business process. For example simple day-to-day activities can run on the public cloud while processes that handle critical data can be kept on the private cloud side. It can also allow you to optimize costs and keep a handle on data security. From a storage perspective, hybrid storage clouds are often useful for archiving and backup functions, allowing local data to be replicated to a public cloud. By integrating multiple cloud services, users may be able to ease the transition to public cloud services while avoiding issues such as PCI compliance.