While a private cloud can offer you scalability and more control over security policies, compliance requirements, and regulations, building a private cloud on your own can get complicated—and expensive.
Public cloud services provide tremendous scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, but may come with certain challenges around lack of control as well as data privacy and sovereignty challenges.
Linking the Private and Public Clouds
A hybrid cloud approach significantly raises the complexity within IT environments and linking private and public clouds traditionally required either a powerful middleware or a preconfigured VPN that public clouds may offer. Some examples include:
• ExpressRoute by Microsoft Azure
• Dedicated Interconnect by Google Cloud
• Direct Connect by AWS
Without a robust and open hybrid cloud strategy that ensures applications will run the same way everywhere, a hybrid cloud journey can be one that is laden with compatibility and security issues