Organizations today, are increasingly using hybrid infrastructure by combining their own internal clouds with third-party infrastructure. Apart from maintaining the current Data Centre infrastructure technologies, organizations are adopting Cloud services (such as SaaS, IaaS, PaaS etc.) extensively to stay agile and enable business to perform better. The consequences of the required agility and performance has resulted in the hybrid network, where the perimeter has dissolved.
As per a report released in April 2017, Gartner has forecasted that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will implement hybrid infrastructure capabilities. This is because, the availability of applications is handled very well and cost-effectively by adopting this blend of in-house and third-party resources. But many organizations will find that a major challenge of this model is to ensure the security of these applications.