It’s possible you’ve come across references to the“hybrid cloud”, and are trying to better-grasp what this is or what technology it encompasses.
To begin, let’s remember that the “cloud” can be simply translated to “someone else’s IT framework.” This framework is providing your business, as the consumer, a service that you pay for monthly or annually. This service may be an application, storage, desktops, infrastructure, security services, and numerous other things. By choosing to use the cloud, you are of the belief that paying someone else to provide the application or infrastructure service is the ideal spend and direction for your organization in comparison to investing in the tools, infrastructure, and knowledge to do this within your staff..
There are a variety of reasons that cloud-based solutions present an appealing direction for Business and IT Leaders:
- A desire for IT Agility to keep up with speed of business
- Looking for an “Easy Button” to transition away from legacy complexity
- Wanting to operationalize IT spend versus capital Investments
As it relates specifically to IT infrastructures, there are two cloud approaches and it is easiest to compare the two by thinking about the differences between “renting versus owning” when it comes to choosing where to live.