Reason to Use Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud?

One or more public clouds connected to something in the data center. It can be a private cloud. This could be a traditional data center infrastructure.

A hybrid cloud refers to a cloud environment that mixes private on-premises cloud resources with third-party public cloud resources that use some orchestration between them. The advantage of the hybrid cloud model is the flexibility to move workloads and data between private and public clouds in response to changing demands, needs, and costs. This increases business flexibility and options for deploying and using data.

The hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses orchestration between two platforms using a combination of local, private cloud, and third-party public cloud services.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.

Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Establishing a hybrid cloud requires the availability of:
  • Public Infrastructure Platform (IaaS) as a service such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform.
  • Create a private cloud through a hosted or hosted private cloud provider.
  • And an appropriate wide area network (WAN) connection between these two environments.


Organizations typically choose a public cloud to access compute instances, storage resources, or other services such as Big Data analytics clusters and serverless computing capabilities

However, businesses can not directly control the public cloud architecture, so deploying a hybrid cloud requires designing a private cloud to be compatible with the desired public cloud. This includes implementing the appropriate hardware in the data center, including servers, storage, LANs, and load balancers.

The Azure Hybrid Benefit helps customers get more value from their Windows Server licenses for machines that are migrated to the cloud since the investment in that software isn’t lost.

Hybrid Benefit with CSP

If your customers will be purchasing Azure services through a Microsoft partner acting as a Cloud Solution provider, they are still eligible for the Azure Hybrid Benefit. The same rules apply in that the software must have active Software Assurance coverage. There is nothing different about Hybrid Benefit use on Azure subscriptions purchased from via CSP.

Deployment Options

As a partner, you can deploy Windows Server virtual machines for your clients pre-configured with the Azure Hybrid Benefit straight from the Azure Portal, using ARM ,Templates, PowerShell, or the Azure CLI. This is available for Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. These Azure Platform images are made available via in the Azure Marketplace.There are no Windows Server Standard images in Azure, so Microsoft allows Windows Standard licenses to be used with the Windows Datacenter Azure Platform images at no additional cost.

Hybrid Cloud Often Makes the Most Economic Sense

Hybrid cloud is especially advantageous for certain types of workloads, like Machine Learning (ML), where users require expensive GPUs for relatively short periods. For occasional needs, the cloud-resident clusters are usually cheaper than purchasing and maintaining a cluster on-premises. Sensibly managing your overall expenditures by deferring, reducing, or eliminating on-premise CAPEX becomes easier with hybrid cloud solutions