With a hybrid cloud-computing environment, you run and control a single application or business process across two or more infrastructure platform options. These platforms can include on-premise environments, colocation, private clouds or public clouds.
This enables you to select the platform that is best suited for a given workload. It also optimizes application specific sensitivities around securing data, system performance, operational control and offers the flexibility to decide which technologies support your business objectives.
With varying requirements and business models, the ability to customize a hybrid cloud to the exact requirements of apps, compliance, storage, security and organizational flexibility makes the hybrid cloud ideal, especially for small to mid-size companies where managing IT is not an internal sweet spot.