Could a Hybrid Cloud Help?

A hybrid cloud is a cloud service that utilizes both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization. An organization might have a need for both a local server running specific applications for security reasons and a public cloud hosting additional applications, files, and databases. These two environments would be configured for scalability and interoperability.

In a hybrid cloud model an organization continues to provide and manage some resources internally while other resources are provided externally by a cloud provider. A hybrid cloud allows an organization to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud without exposing mission-critical data to a public cloud provider.

A cloud model is defined as a hybrid cloud if an organization is using a public development platform that sends data to a private cloud. Another example of a hybrid cloud model is when an organization uses multiple SaaS applications and moves that application data between a private cloud or an internal data center. A cloud is not considered a hybrid if an organization uses SaaS applications and does not move the data to a private cloud or internal data center. A cloud environment is labeled as a hybrid cloud only if there is a combination of private and public clouds or if data is moved between the internal data center and the public cloud.

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This post is part 3 in a three part blog series from “CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide” by Scott Wilson and Nate Stammer

written by: Scott Wilson - 8/30/2016