Hybrid clouds are often referred to as “the best of both worlds” because hybrid clouds combine the on-premises infrastructure of private clouds with Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) benefits of public clouds. That means data, software and applications can be moved between the private and public clouds as needed.
Businesses using this type of cloud solution are able to adapt and change as needed, whether that’s due to growth, finances or any other business critical factor. It is also secure, controllable and customisable, so it can mould perfectly to suit business needs, requirements and even legalities.
Out of all the different types of cloud-based solutions, public clouds are by far the most common method of handling cloud computing. The resources or in other words the computers and servers needed to support the cloud environment are owned and managed by a third-party cloud services provider like Microsoft of Amazon Web Services to name just two examples.
The reason public cloud solutions are so popular is because all the hardware, software and other key infrastructure needed, are owned and managed by the provider, ultimately making a cheaper cloud solution for the majority of businesses. Not only does it avoid the initial upfront costs of buying all this hardware, but it also removes any maintenance costs as well. Instead businesses can effectively pay as they go.