A hybrid cloud allows you to integrate public and private, on-premises and off-premises clouds. This gives you the flexibility to make the most of the infrastructure you already have in place so you can optimize and to build upon it strategically. Rest assured that a hybrid isn’t entirely new, nor is it the same as starting from scratch.
However, it’s important to weigh the costs of what you’ll need to grow your infrastructure. This will help determine who’ll be responsible for certain workloads. Not all of these costs are necessarily financial. Costs to consider are up-front costs, maintenance costs, employee availability, physical space, workloads, security, throughput and performance.