So what is a hybrid cloud? According to What Is:
A hybrid cloud is a composition of at least one private cloud and at least one public cloud. A hybrid cloud is typically offered in one of two ways: a vendor has a private cloud and forms a partnership with a public cloud provider, or a public cloud provider forms a partnership with a vendor that provides private cloud platforms.
Top Five Cloud Predictions from Greg Ness:
1) Hybrid cloud will enter the hype cycle as enterprises cross the process chasm between private and public clouds and data centers.
2) Amazon will experience intense pricing and functionality competition and hybrid cloud leadership will be up for grabs.
3) Retail colocation players who do not embrace hybrid cloud operating models will face margin pressures and will cede market leadership to those who do embrace and thrive on hybrid cloud.
4) Debates about public versus private cloud will be rendered meaningless.
5) There will be a flood of hybrid cloud startups and extreme “hybrid cloud” makeovers.