Hybrid cloud refers to a combination of one or more public clouds with a private cloud platform. A hybrid cloud utilizes both the on-premises private cloud services and the third-party public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms for performing distinct functions. While the non-sensitive operations are performed by employing public cloud services, a private cloud is employed for all sensitive operations.
In the case of a hybrid cloud, data is securely stored on the private cloud, whereas the public cloud is used for running applications dependent on the data. In addition to simplifying application deployment, hybrid clouds provide greater agility, improve workflow processes and reduce capital expenses.
Hybrid cloud requires API compatibility and solid network connectivity for enabling the access and interaction between the private and public clouds.