“Hybrid Cloud” is a deployment architecture in which you combine the capabilities of different cloud-based deployment models (public, private, community, and so forth). This can potentially mitigate some of the security and compliance concerns that may arise in a public cloud environment.
These concerns are particularly germane for the enterprise content management (ECM) tools and consequently, hybrid clouds are somewhat of a rage amongst ECM vendors these days.
In fact, ECM vendors are increasingly claiming support for hybrid cloud solutions in a bid to exploit this trend. But as with everything else "Cloud", there are many variations of what "hybrid" means.
In this just-released advisory briefing, we analyze major variations among what ECM vendors term as hybrid cloud. As always, customers will want to fully understand the implications for each different approach before signing on.