Building a hybrid cloud

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About Building a hybrid cloud

To maximize efficiencies of the public cloud and an on-premises private cloud infrastructure, companies often look to build a hybrid cloud. When it is implemented correctly, hybrid cloud benefits include the ability to scale up quickly during bursty periods and could offer cost savings over a fully hosted infrastructure. But hybrid cloud comes with the same concerns as public and private cloud, including security issues and management headaches, if not built properly. This topic covers all facets of hybrid cloud computing, from basics to best practices to tips for securing and managing your environment.