The hybrid approach allows a business to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness that a public cloud computing environment offers without exposing mission-critical applications and data to third-party vulnerabilities.
According to Alan Shimel at Network World : While the rush to the cloud is certainly in full-flight, no one argues that everything is moving to the public cloud, at least in the foreseeable future. In fact, enterprises only have about 10% of their applications and data in the public cloud, if at all right now. This number is rising and is expected to continue do so in the coming years. But even if it goes from 10% to 20% and from 20% to 40%, that will still leave a majority of the data and applications outside of the public cloud.
If you don’t have a hybrid cloud now, research firm Gartner says you likely will in the future. The firm says that hybrid cloud is today where the private cloud market was three years ago. By 2017, Gartner predicts that half of mainstream enterprises will have a hybrid cloud.
The most obvious way in which a hybrid cloud can reduce risks is incloud backup and disaster recovery applications, by providing flexible access to off-site capacity that can be configured to provide hot back-ups for truly mission critical data and regular but less frequent back ups for more run-of-the mill information.
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Sources; NetworkWorld.com, Techtarget.com, Comparethecloud.net