Transitioning from traditional IT to cloud IT is not an all-at-once, big bang effort. Rather, the cloud adoption process should be an agile, incremental process. And the first part of that process is understanding the different cloud models. Contrary to popular belief, cloud isnít necessarily only public cloud, multi-tenant, and hosted in a vendorís data center. It can also be private cloud, single-tenant, and/or hosted in a corporate data center. Often the best solution is a hybrid combination of these options. This paper will show you the advantages of hybrid cloud applications and explore the considerations you should make to find an optimal solution for your organization.