Hybrid Cloud

A combination of Private and Public clouds is what is termed as the Hybrid Cloud. Non-critical operations are carried out using the public Cloud, while critical functions are carried out using the private Cloud.

Hybrid Cloud

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Advantages

Cloud implementation, as a hybrid cloud platform has many advantages. Any of those advantages are seen in the following diagram:

Hybrid Cloud

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Scalability

It provides both public cloud scalability and private cloud scalability functionality.

Flexibility

It provides protected services as well as flexible public resources.

Cost Efficiency

Since public clouds offer better cost-efficiency over private clouds, a combination of the two works in favour of the Hybrid Cloud as it helps to reduce the overall cost structure.

Security

The hybrid Cloud’s private Cloud provides a greater degree of confidentiality.

Drawbacks
Networking Issues

Owing to the presence of private and public clouds, networking is difficult.

Security Concerns

It is vital to guarantee that cloud service providers are consistent with the security policies of the company.

Dependency on Infrastructure

The hybrid cloud model is based on internal IT resources, so redundancy across data centres needs to be ensured.

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