When we think about “the cloud,” it’s natural to focus on public clouds. But public is not the only type of cloud. Public clouds use proven technology to pool data center resources and help maximize their computing potential. These same principles can be used in your data center, either on your premises or on one that you exclusively rent from someone else, to create a private cloud. This technology also gives you the flexibility to mix and match; allowing you to choose where an application is hosted, and to move it later.

This then is the essence of hybrid cloud: With the benefit of cloud technology, you can move workloads between public and private clouds — or choose a combination of the two.


This survey report presents the results of a primary market research survey conducted with members of the Osterman Research survey panel during March 2016.