The public private hybrid cloud is a hybrid cloud where private data centers host services and public cloud such as Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure use its own infrastructure. This has been in the works for quite some time now and the first public events to reveal such capabilities were simply Microsoft’s announcements of the Azure Spring program last year and Amazon’s announcement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its own public hybrid cloud.
While these announcements were indeed very significant, they still remained largely focused on certain aspects of a hybrid cloud, primarily the deployment of software and infrastructure on private servers. Their implications are far more massive in relation to what’s been revealed so far, including the use of a single architecture to bring together traditional web hosting and application development to the cloud. Indeed, this promises significant opportunities for businesses that need to deliver their own infrastructure while integrating with a public cloud by using hybrid infrastructures, one that can provide access to shared resources as well as self-service data and billing.
The new services are so significant that they represent the biggest shift in the types of services you get on the cloud to date, making cloud computing more diverse and convenient to handle than it’s ever been before. They also make hybrid cloud services more accessible and can be applied to existing infrastructure as well as custom-built solutions that don’t require significant changes to the existing model.
Another aspect of the announcement that will benefit businesses is that enterprises will finally be able to customize the applications they want to run on the cloud service that they use. The possibilities are truly endless, but many of them are focused on businesses that have particular data sets that can be used as a starting point for a unique solution.
The third aspect of the announcement that will benefit businesses is that the cloud service that is used for hybrid cloud services offers all the benefits that you’d expect from it. Many of the services are familiar to anyone who has used the cloud and will continue to use it for specific requirements, but there are some entirely new ones that promise to revolutionize business software development.
For example, with the integration of its architecture with AWS, Amazon Web Services is able to simplify the experience of web hosting. It’ll be easier to choose the right hardware as well as to make it easier to add new service, and all the existing services will be optimized for the new architecture.
The other announcements made by Amazon and Microsoft about the new hybrid cloud service structure means that all the services are now integrated to the new hybrid architecture. This means that you can expect to see all of the services integrated with the cloud infrastructure and some new services are already available.
One important part of the announcement that shouldn’t be overlooked is that all enterprises that want to deploy a hybrid cloud should only use Amazon or Microsoft platforms. The differences between the two are too vast to warrant the same customization that other enterprise clients may be interested in.