Ten cloud computing definitions you need to know

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5. Hybrid cloud

Like the great hybrids before it -- ligers, grolar bears, flying monkeys and, of course, the Crocosaurus -- a hybrid cloud combines two good things to create something arguably even better. These “Frankenclouds” are the products of combining public clouds and private clouds. Hybrid clouds take advantage of the benefits of both environments to create a super-breed of cloud built to help enterprises get the most return on investment by managing mission-critical data on-premises in a private cloud while moving less-critical or “bursty” applications to a public cloud.


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where is the damn "thing" ?
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Which "thing" are you referring to, joe? Happy to help find it...
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