With so much talk of digital transformation and the hybrid cloud architecture that defines the new enterprise technology focus, we look behind the scenes at what makes a hybrid cloud work.
The “hybrid cloud” has varying definitions, but it commonly refers to a single software hosting platform whose resources come from multiple sources such as the public cloud (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud) and the enterprise’s own data centre architecture.
Essentially, any cloud platform that combines owned services with outsourced ones is a hybrid cloud. While the concept is seen as adding exclusive and unique value to enterprise operations advancing digital transformation, the hybrid cloud is not just on-trend because of its appeal – it gives the flexibility business needs in today’s marketplace. Flexibility is key.
“Today, we see that fundamentally, there are two paths: hybrid cloud and public cloud. These paths are complementary and co-existing. But today, each is being driven by unique requirements and unique teams,” said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger during an August keynote address at the VMworld 2018 conference in Las Vegas.