Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hybrid hosting (video) — Internap

Hybrid hosting has been gaining a lot of momentum, and it's a valid concept that's here to stay. Hybrid hosting can refer to many different things, such as hybridizing private clouds and public clouds, or hybridizing different public clouds. We think the idea of hybridizing the old fashioned and the newfangled – or, colocation and cloud – is one of the more interesting approaches.

The benefit of doing this is quite extreme, because colocation and cloud are at opposite ends of the spectrum. With colocation, you have a complete CAPEX model with high degrees of control but very little agility. With cloud, you have a purely OPEX model but with high levels of agility and low levels of control. The ability to mix and match those two infrastructure types allows you to split your application up depending on what makes sense.

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