Hybrid concepts can also prove particularly convincing in the areas of backup for high availability solutions. Here, the companies maintain a local facility to keep current backups, while long-term backups are migrated to scalable storage systems in the cloud.
A hybrid approach is also sensible to accommodate availability solutions. For instance, no one would relocate an SQL server to the cloud on its own, even if this might appear sensible for reasons of scalability. However, an SQL server provided in the cloud could act as part of an always-on availability solution. In this way, availability is made independent of the in-house data center, allowing you to respond flexibly to changes in requirements.