As the name suggests, hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private cloud. This gives businesses even greater flexibility, helps optimising the existing infrastructure, security and compliance, and gives more deployment options, because data and applications can be shared between private and public clouds.
It also gives organisations better control over their private, sensitive data. This is especially important in some industries where there are regulations that require certain types of data to be stored on-premises.
With a hybrid cloud, companies and organisations can benefit from the flexibility of the public cloud for the computing tasks that are less regulated, while at the same time meet their industry requirements for more sensitive data.