There are many hybrid cloud benefits for companies that require the attributes of both public and private clouds, depending on workload requirements, existing IT infrastructure investments, and a host of other factors. Hybrid clouds combine one or more public clouds and one or more private clouds that enables data and applications to migrate between them. In truth, hybrid clouds don't have a very clear definition at this point and hybrid usage is still in its infancy. Hybrid clouds typically use a shared API to enable hybrid operation. Hybrid cloud benefits such as workload portability and flexibility enables organizations to utilize the extreme scalability of a public cloud while enforcing internal governance policies and protecting confidential data in a private cloud.
Eucalyptus is the ideal hybrid IT platform to develop, test, and deploy cloud applications between private and public cloud environments. Eucalyptus gives you a controlled environment for internal development and massive testing, while seamlessly allowing application deployment to planetary scale on AWS. No other private cloud platform offers you the compatibility with AWS and so many hybrid cloud benefits. In fact, no other private cloud vendor has established an official agreement with AWS to maintain compatibility with AWS APIs.
If you already use AWS in your organization for applications, elastic computing, or storage, you can now use Eucalyptus to leverage the benefits of AWS within your on-premises IT environment. This can help you overcome regulatory and compliance roadblocks, increase performance, and add flexibility to your architecture.
If you are not a current AWS customer, then Eucalyptus allows you to take the first step towards cloud computing while leveraging your existing investment in IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus becomes an on-ramp to hybrid cloud.
The benfitis of hybrid cloud agility and flexibility are compelling. With controlled, consistent services and compute capacity available on-demand for project leads and application development and testing groups, IT can step out of the way and focus on higher-value tasks—freeing up resources and budget for faster product delivery and new innovation.