What is a Hybrid Cloud?
A hybrid cloud is the combination of one or more public cloud providers (such as Amazon or Google) with a private cloud platform—one that's designed for use by a single organization—or private IT infrastructure. The public and private clouds (or infrastructure) in a hybrid cloud arrangement are distinct and independent elements.
Hybrid clouds are frequently deployed in the financial and healthcare industries to facilitate hybrid cloud computing. In financial institutions trade orders are typically processed by private cloud infrastructure while running analytics on trades are done in public cloud infrastructure. In the healthcare industry, a hybrid cloud approach is needed to share patient records between healthcare providers and insurance companies.