Chapter 2. Hybrid Cloud Architecture

In Chapter 1, we discussed some of the vocabulary associated with the hybrid cloud. We also looked at some uses for the hybrid approach and why the hybrid cloud approach is important. The basic components of hybrid cloud include public cloud and private cloud components. From a private cloud perspective, the resources of the datacenter are the primary component, including internal infrastructure. On the other hand, public cloud is one or more cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.

This chapter adds more depth to the discussion from Chapter 1 by looking at the components involved in a hybrid cloud and how those components facilitate an advantage for companies using hybrid cloud technology. Creating a hybrid cloud architecture concludes this chapter.

Understanding the Components of the Hybrid Cloud

This section examines cloud components, both internal and external, showing similarities between the two, along with how those components might differ.


Internal Components

A private cloud consists of the following basic building blocks:

  • Compute

  • Memory

  • Storage

  • Network

However, management of computing-related resources was not always done as aggregate resources like a cloud. This section provides some perspective on how the technology has evolved to cloud-based resource allocation and usage.

A short history of private clouds

Prior to resources being managed as a cloud, these components ...

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