Not all hybrid clouds are created equal. Many organizations are turning to a hybrid cloud solution as overall adoption grew in the last year from 58 percent to 71 percent. However, some may define a hybrid cloud architecture as a setup where some data lives on site while other data is in the cloud, but the key to a true hybrid situation is interoperability. The best hybrid clouds allow for cross-platform queries, and deciding which data lives where to optimize analytics across the business. Any “hybrid” solution that has little to no coordination is really just a series of data silos in disguise.