SharePoint Decision Guide - Part 2 - A Best Practices Roadmap and Organizational Strategy - Capture, ECM, ERM, SharePoint & Social Business Community Blog
A hybrid SharePoint 2013 environment allows your organization to be much more flexible and provides for the ability to store sensitive and highly confidential content, as described in some of the initial, within your own data center while also providing an “external” cloud around areas such as Office 365. A SharePoint 2013 \ Office 365 hybrid deployment provides an organization to implement robust business intelligence (BI) initiatives as the “private’ side of the hybrid cloud will more than likely already exist on the company’s network in their Active Directory forest which will allow BI initiatives to securely access other line-of-business systems within the organization. Some of these capabilities also exist in some very recent releases of Office 365 Enterprise but the time you will spend on the configuration and setup to accomplish the same results will be immensely lower in the ‘private cloud” side of the hybrid SharePoint development.
One major concern of organization’s in past releases of SharePoint were how some “Test” or “Development” environments that were not properly implemented, not backed-up or under the organization’s disaster recovery (DR) strategy, or those that duplicated the effort of the organization’s central “SharePoint” deployment quickly became a “Production” like environment. In SharePoint 2010, 2007, or 2003 implementations there is a concern around the risk that these types of environments (i.e. Development environments that quickly became a SharePoint Production environment with a great deal of content) can bring when they are not following the company’s overall IT strategy, SharePoint roadmap and governance policies and causing additional effort, risk, and concern around document security.- See more at: http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/SharePoint-Decision-Guide-Part-2-A-Best-Practices-Roadmap-and-Organizational-Strategy#sthash.we8oAL12.dpuf