Q: How does hybrid cloud work?

A: A hybrid cloud includes elements from both private cloud on-premises resources as well as public cloud resources. In many cases, the goal of a hybrid cloud is to provide a dynamic environment where a service can have both private and public cloud resources as the preferred architecture. Assets that run as predictable workloads over time can be run in a data center and when there is seasonal or unpredictable demand, workloads can be shifted or scaled to a public cloud for the duration of demand.

Hybrid cloud environments will continue to be a viable strategy for most enterprises when certain workloads and data are still better suited as hosted on-premises. The ability to have a public cloud user experience with on-premises infrastructure also makes it more compelling to keep some workloads on-premises.

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