Hybrid cloud strategies prove advantageous for custom app development

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There has been an evident shift in the business world  to cloud computing as of late. The idea of cloud computing raises questions like whether to make the switch, and what sort of operating model to implement. There are plenty of considerations. But when it comes to custom app development in the cloud what’s the best route to take?

With cloud operations, businesses have three options: private, public or hybrid clouds.

Analysts at the Independent Data Corporation (IDC) found companies must consider application life-cycle management (ALM), the complexities of custom app development and the need for a quick turn around. The report showed that a hybrid cloud strategy seems best suited to serve these needs.

Linux Insider explained that the hybrid cloud structure is a combination of two or more clouds, both public and private, that interact to create a flexible, unified infrastructure. But it’s not just hype. It is the most sensible option to have a system in place that effectively and efficiently allows a business to manage and organize applications across a range of cloud environments.

Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC’s application life-cycle management research said, “Applications that demand flexible infrastructure and high performance are a clear choice for deployment in a hybrid cloud.”

Hybrid cloud systems allow businesses greater flexibility for cost, performance and functionality optimization of each application. For some companies, hybrid clouds could be considered the “holy grail” of cloud computing, according to ZDNet.