One cloud computing option floats above the rest
The term “hybrid cloud” isn’t new, but the term has finally started to gain traction.
In cloud computing, the network, or “cloud,” can be classified as public, private or hybrid. Gartner defines the hybrid cloud as a cloud computing service that is composed of some combination or private, public and community cloud services, from different service providers.
Hybrid cloud benefits to the enterprise—such as greater productivity, improved security and compliance enforcement, and reduced IT spending—are driving dramatic growth. According to a recent ZDnet article titled Bring the clouds together with the hybrid approach, the hybrid cloud market was worth $21.2 billion in 2013 and will reach heights of $79.1 billion by the year 2018. In 2013, Gartner concluded that about half of large enterprises will have adopted a hybrid cloud approach in the next four years.