Hybrid cloud, according to NIST, means:
The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds).
However, I feel like the market adopted Muticloud as “more than one public cloud” and hybrid cloud as “private and public cloud combined”. This Red Hat video makes a great case about it:
With all that being said, I stumbled upon this article that highlights how Hybrid Cloud is a trend in Cybersecurity. I totally recommend the read. However, I don’t agree with a key aspect on it and I’m looking for a good discussion around the topic.
I feel like the article revolves around mentioning how a hybrid model can be more secure than public only because allows the organization to handle PII and other sensitive data to be processed locally rather than remotely. I fail to understand how “traditional TI”, or even modern data center based for that matter, can provide better tooling around data protection than the likes of AWS, Azure, or Google, which have their Shared Responsibility Model that alone offloads much of the security responsibility.
Any light here?