What is hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud architecture combines a public cloud with a private cloud, allowing organizations to leverage the best features of both worlds.
Public clouds are owned and operated by third-party cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. They typically offer a range of cloud services, including storage, computing power, and networking over the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. They tend to be less expensive but more flexible than private clouds, but may not offer the same level of security and control.
Private clouds are owned and operated by an organization, usually in its own data center, and are tailored to meet the specific needs of that organization. They offer most of the benefits of a public cloud, but with more control and security. However, they can be inflexible and more expensive.
A hybrid cloud infrastructure combines the benefits of public and private clouds by allowing an organization to keep sensitive data and applications in its own private cloud, while using the public cloud for less critical workloads or to scale as needed. This allows organizations to use the public cloud for workloads that require flexibility and scalability, such as web applications or test and development environments, while using the private cloud for more critical or sensitive workloads, such as databases or mission-critical applications. In this way, organizations can tailor their cloud environment to their specific needs, optimize resource utilization, and achieve the best balance between cost, control, and security.