Cloud bursting is a deployment model where applications typically run in a private cloud or local data center. During peak loads, when the resources and computing power of the private cloud or data center are no longer sufficient, cloud bursting additionally accesses the resources of the public cloud
. This results in a hybrid operation with two clouds. Cloud bursting has the advantage that additional computing power from the public cloud only needs to be requested and paid for when required. Moreover, the computing power is available at short notice. With cloud bursting, the private cloud and the public cloud operate as a hybrid cloud
. Cloud bursting can be used sensibly if the company's own data center does not require any additional computing power during normal operation. It is particularly suitable for less sensitive applications and those that do not affect corporate security.