Hybrid Cloud Model


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Hybrid Cloud is a mixture of public and private cloud. Non-critical activities are performed using public cloud while the critical activities are performed using private cloud. The Hybrid Cloud Model is shown in the diagram below.

Hybrid Cloud Model

Benefits

There are many benefits of deploying cloud as hybrid cloud model. The following diagram shows some of those benefits:

Hybrid Cloud Model Benefits

Scalability

It offers features of both, the public cloud scalability and the private cloud scalability.

Flexibility

It offers secure resources and scalable public resources.

Cost Efficiency

Public clouds are more cost effective than private ones. Therefore, hybrid clouds can be cost saving.

Security

The private cloud in hybrid cloud ensures higher degree of security.

Disadvantages

Networking Issues

Networking becomes complex due to presence of private and public cloud.

Security Compliance

It is necessary to ensure that cloud services are compliant with security policies of the organization.

Infrastructure Dependency

The hybrid cloud model is dependent on internal IT infrastructure, therefore it is necessary to ensure redundancy across data centers.



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