|Hybrid Cloud Guide|
This topic presents a definition of hybrid cloud and some use cases for developing a hybrid cloud.
Welcome to the Eucalyptus Hybid Cloud Guide.
A hybrid cloud computing environment combines a variety of deployment scenarios. When application workloads can move between a public cloud and an on-premise cloud environment, it’s a hybrid cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) used with Eucalyptus is a hybrid cloud.
In general, public clouds provide convenience of deployment, and private clouds provide control (control over expenses, control over configuration and performance, control over data and security). Together, in a hybrid cloud, they provide flexibility to run workloads wherever desired at any given moment. In financial terms, public clouds are expensive to operate for their users, and private clouds are skewed towards capital expenditures.
To enable workload mobility between the various clouds in a hybrid environment, APIs must be compatible. Eucalyptus was built from the ground up to be API-compatible with Amazon Web Services.
There are many use cases for hybrid clouds, including: