The fact that AWS has dominated the public cloud for some time is undeniable. But over the past few years, many CIOs have been toying with the idea of ​​taking a hybrid approach, which weaves together public and private cloud to create a powerful enterprise data center. Due to this trend, AWS is betting on the potential of the hybrid cloud, connecting its public cloud to its customers' on-premises systems.

This is undoubtedly a big change for AWS. Since it started offering IaaS to the market, its managers have maintained the idea that the public cloud can host any workload. But to satisfy the needs of its customers, the company decided to define new strategies around the hybrid cloud. Next, learn about the version that AWS created for this technology and the trends in this market. Check out:

The AWS version of the hybrid cloud

Hybrid clouds are fundamentally defined as the union of public and private clouds. While most vendors assume that most workloads in hybrid cloud computing must be run on customer premises, AWS takes a slightly different view. It currently offers Amazon VPC (Amazon Virtual Private or, in Portuguese, 'Virtual Private Cloud').

This is a technology that provides customers with a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud where they can run AWS resources in a virtual network. In other words, instead of offering a management system that must be installed on customers' premises, AWS connects their workloads to the public cloud and gives them full control over their virtual network environment.

To enable this, the company offers direct network connection services between its data centers and cloud, or between hosting providers. This is a truly revolutionary approach to the hybrid cloud. AWS has also entered into agreements with Verizon and AT&T. This partnership will allow customers to benefit from the low-cost public cloud of AWS and the private cloud offered by AT&T and Verizon.

AWS' Strong Belief in the Public Cloud

At AWS re:Invent 2015 , the cloud industry's biggest event, Andy Jassy, ​​senior vice president at Amazon, said the company has always had a strong belief that 10 to 20 years ago, few companies will have their own Dice. But he added that for regulatory reasons or the fact that many companies still have workloads that are difficult to move to the cloud, 'hybrid mode' will prevail for a while.

AWS still believes that public computing is where most workloads will end up staying in the future. But until the market reaches this level, the company will continue to integrate its solutions with its customers' local infrastructure. Jassy said she will also provide tools for customers to connect to the public cloud and will enlist the help of partners to provide the integrations.

Companies that already embrace the hybrid mode

Still on AWS re:Invent, Daniel Zelem, CTO of Johnson & Johnson, said that the company is already embracing the hybrid mode using the AWS cloud. In the future, J&J will have what Daniel calls a 'boundaryless data center'. “It won't be clear where the data center starts and ends. The most important thing is to keep control operational and visible,” he said. Today, the company already has 120 applications in the hybrid environment and intends to triple this amount.

But it's not just Johnson & Johnson that is embracing the hybrid mode. In January 2016, RightScale reported on the latest trends in cloud computing. The study, which focused on actual users and buyers of the technology rather than vendors, highlighted that the hybrid cloud adoption rate is increasing from 63% to 77% year-over-year . And this growth indicates that many companies are experimenting with merging the public and private cloud.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.