As enterprises realize that not all applications and data belong in public cloud infrastructures, they are increasingly leaning toward hybrid clouds that combine private and public cloud services and their respective benefits.
A hybrid design ultimately allows applications and components to interoperate between clouds, making applications portable across runtime environments and reducing the risk of lock-in to a single cloud vendor. Hybrid cloud capabilities constitute a growing necessity in the dynamic, digital business climate, in which enterprises demand the freedom to dynamically provision and manage applications based on business needs.