As consumer demand for an on-demand economy grows, businesses are faced with a challenge in how they support a new and ever-changing set of requirements. Cloud has reset expectations as businesses look for the best way to leverage the benefits of cloud-based infrastructure to deliver better business results and customer experiences. Originally, many companies turned over part — or all — of their IT to public cloud platforms in hopes of becoming more agile and lowering overall costs. However, there are trade-offs associated with a public cloud. That’s why many companies are now deploying a mix of private, on-premises and public, off-premises clouds — also referred to as a hybrid cloud (or multicloud) strategy.