Cloud computing is omnipresent, and most organizations are opting for a model that combines several types of cloud infrastructure: private and public cloud (known as hybrid cloud) or public clouds from several different vendors (known as multi-cloud).
Cloud security is complex and is made even more complex by combining different types of cloud systems. This article explains some of the challenges and key considerations for achieving security in hybrid or multi-cloud environments.
Multi-cloud versus hybrid cloud
Let’s touch on the differences between a multi-cloud strategy and a hybrid cloud strategy.
In a multi-cloud environment, enterprises use a variety of public cloud services from different providers. Many organizations discover they can use different clouds for different tasks to get the best results, cut costs and reduce dependence on each individual provider.
For example, sales and marketing departments have different needs from research and development departments, and these needs may be best met by different cloud solutions.
In a hybrid cloud environment, on the other hand, organizations combine public and private clouds for the same purpose. Integrating public and private cloud infrastructure provides several benefits, including:
Storing sensitive data on-premises for security or compliance purposes, while enjoying