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Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

Cloud architectures allow automated, on-demand delivery of applications and services, flexibly deployed across large, cost-effective resource pools, whether on-premises or from service providers. The automation and delivery of on- demand services are driving previously unimagined business agility and a new generation of business applications and revenue opportunities. Organizations must often weigh the trade-offs of additional complexity and overhead of an on-premises private cloud, with the limited controls and compliance risks inherent with public cloud providers. 

Hybrid cloud is rapidly becoming the optimal solution for most enterprises. It delivers cost-effective shared services between a private cloud and public cloud provider—Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Cloud, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In its simplest form, a hybrid cloud seamlessly connects on-premises private cloud infrastructure to a public cloud provider, allowing the exchange of data and applications between locations. Bridging an application network, such as a three-tier web application, across multiple sites and providers, with the appropriate network and security policies, and the same ease of orchestration as if the entire app was running on-site, can be a complex challenge to overcome. There are many reasons and use cases for why an enterprise would adopt a hybrid cloud model…

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