I’m about to tell you something that may shatter what you think about the cloud: The hybrid cloud does not exist.
The enterprise cloud adoption manual puts hybrid cloud at the top of the list. But you cannot buy one off the shelf. It’s not one-size-fits-all.
Rather, the hybrid cloud is made up of models, processes, and multiple providers. The moment you start paying for a public cloud service, no matter how small or simple the service might be, you are in a hybrid cloud model. Ignore the textbook definitions: The “hybrid cloud” simply means you’re delivering IT services that use more than one hosting model.