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Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is the joining of at least one public cloud and one private cloud. A hybrid cloud provides an organization the ability to deploy workloads to whichever cloud makes more sense based on the IT service requirements. 

The public cloud provides services over the public internet whereas the private cloud provides access on a single infrastructure, such as an on-site data center.

The benefit of using a hybrid cloud vs choosing just one cloud differs based on what type of workloads your organization’s IT services are comprised of, but its main benefit is the option to choose and allocate where the best place is to store company data.