A hybrid cloud allows you to take advantage of dynamic workload balancing capabilities on-premises, in private clouds, and in public clouds, too. You can leave all your sensitive applications and data in-house and still access them from anywhere at any time. [...]
A recent report from TechRepublic indicated that 66% of all users expect cloud adoption to grow in businesses, with hybrid clouds leading the way. Another report shows that almost two-thirds of companies across Europe have a strategy or pilot program for hybrid cloud in place.
These surveys weren't limited to large enterprises, which begs the question: How much do business owners need to know about this brand of cloud technology to stay competitive? Here are some basics. [...]
Considering how uncertain times are these days, you must calculate how every decision will affect your small- to medium-sized business (SMB). How much money will that decision cost? What do you stand to gain from it? Does it pose any risks? This is true even when you’re considering investing in the cloud. [...]