Cloud computing has been around for a long time. However, it became a topic of interest only in the last decade, and is now an accepted part of the technology landscape in most organizations. In recent times, the proliferation of cloud has had its advantages. However, it has also led to some risks that can cause a lot of difficulties to the users. The primary risk that has cropped up is that of security breach. Several cloud providers have been forced to give data to governmental bodies as well, and this has intensified the fear among users as well as companies about the usage of cloud. To mitigate this risk, several companies across the world are looking at the option of using Hybrid clouds.
Hybrid clouds is a mixture of both private as well as public clouds where the providers could be multiple and companies create the hybrid cloud based on the need of each application or service they want to host. Hybrid clouds are best when companies need to keep part of their data close to themselves and really guarded, while some of the data can reside in a public environment. Though hybrid cloud has strength, the biggest downside is that the spectrum of technology landscape gets fragmented. Hence, there is a need for more resources in terms of maintaining this hybrid cloud landscape. The best situations to use hybrid clouds are when you want to tailor your offerings to different geographies, and not only provide SaaS option to your customer but also give them the freedom of putting their own private cloud. Hybrid is becoming a choice now for most companies, while ensuring that both data and applications don’t have the same approach.
To know more, read our Article on Public Clouds and why they are a hot topic of discussion