We all know, a hybrid cloud is an environment where the private and public cloud services are used together to create value and efficiency. Yet, not all companies that use some public and some private cloud services have a hybrid cloud solution. Here are the differences and all you should know:

We have a hybrid cloud setup when:

- A business is using a publicly available cloud platform which sends data to a private cloud or to a data center facility.

- A business is using particular software to move data between private and data center applications.

- A business and its processes are designed in such a way that it can connect between the different environments (transfer data, use data, power different applications, etc) in a completely seamless way as if they were a single environment.

On the other hand, a cloud is not considered a hybrid when:

- Part of the business is using a public cloud service to develop or to use a new application which happens to be completely disconnected from the private cloud or from a data center.

- A business is running a project with software that does not require the use/exchange/transfer from the application into the company’s data center or from/to a public cloud.

Do the above sound simple enough? Well, they are.

Of course, this is a simplified and perhaps a simplistic way of understanding when we have a hybrid cloud or not.

In the global market, in a lot of cases, things are not so simple.

Are you trying to understanding where your business stands in the world of the clouds? Are you sure you understand what it means to invest in a hybrid cloud solution?

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