Many companies are increasingly viewing hybrid cloud solutions as their target end state, rather than merely an interim step towards running all applications in the public cloud. This is because hybrid architectures offer numerous advantages over a forced choice of either a public or private cloud. These advantages can include lower total cost, enhanced performance, greater availability and resiliency, reduced time to market and time to volume, enhanced user experience, and increased flexibility. In this whitepaper, cloud solution thought leader Joe Weinman will review: * The difference between Private, Public and Hybrid cloud solutions. * The different hybrid cloud scenarios * The economic advantages of using a hybrid cloud solution. * The technology approach needed for successfully implementing a hybrid cloud model. About Joe Weinman: Joe Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, and the forthcoming book Digital Disciplines, which explores four business strategies to exploit emerging digital technologies such as cloud computing. He has held a variety of executive management positions at organizations such as Bell Labs, AT&T, and HP. He has been awarded 21 patents in various information and communication technologies.