Using a hybrid cloud can greatly facilitate connectivity in the workplace. In addition to managing files, companies must integrate with various business processes, such as internal messaging, scheduling, business intelligence and analytics, and other CRM systems. Public cloud offerings alone do not readily (if at all) integrate with on-premises hardware. Devices such as printers, scanners, fax machines, and physical security hardware, like security cameras, fire, and CO₂ detectors, can be encumbrances to public cloud adoption. Rather than isolate these mission-critical devices from the rest of the organization’s network, using a private cloud component would be far more efficient.
With the hybrid cloud model, IT decision makers have more control over both the private and public components than using a prepackaged public cloud platform, especially for enterprise content management. These prepackaged software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions face frequent redesigns and edits without prior notice or consent and, if poorly written, can break compatibility with pre-existing content.