Hybrid cloud has come to mean different things over time. One early canonical document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) focused on quickly and transparently moving workloads between a private cloud and a public one
"This turned out to be both too narrow a definition and often not feasible because of the difficulty and cost of moving around large volumes of data. In fact, the recent interest in edge computing, in part, reflects the need to move computing closer to data and users. In this post, we'll cover some key considerations to keep in mind as you start digitally transforming your organization.
Consistency and integration across different computing footprints remains important. However, today's hybrid clouds are really about having a mix of new and old development processes to support traditional architectures and new applications. Increasingly, organizations want choices when deciding where to build and run their applications to meet business demands..."
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