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The major hybrid cloud options compared: AWS Outposts vs Azure Stack vs Google Anthos

Now that all of the major public cloud providers have a clearly defined hybrid cloud solution on the market we can start to compare the different approaches from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Hybrid cloud is an enterprise IT strategy that involves operating certain workloads across different infrastructure environments, be it one of the major public cloud providers, a private cloud, or on-premise, typically with a homegrown orchestration layer on top. Multi-cloud is a similar idea but tends to not involve private cloud or on-premise infrastructure.

This approach is particularly important to organisations with certain applications that will need to remain on-premise for the time being, such as low-latency applications on a factory floor, or those with data residency concerns.

Read next: AWS vs Azure vs Google: What's the best cloud platform for enterprise?

According to the RightScale State of the Cloud report 2019, hybrid cloud is the dominant enterprise strategy, with 58 percent of respondents stating that is their preferred approach, with 17 percent opting for multiple public clouds and just 10 percent opting for a single public cloud provider.

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