In this episode of So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud, Todd and I discuss Hybrid Clouds once again. Hybrid Cloud is a recurring theme because it is where large enterprises, solution providers and government are headed to. This convergence is fueled by the need to avoid vendor lock-in and to become more efficient at serving customers i.e. improvement customer’s consumption efficacy.
Let us know what you think.
I recently participated in a BrightTALK webinar session to cover the topic of Hybrid Clouds with a distinguished panel moderated by Cloud Pro Editor, Max Cooter. The first topic that we covered was the confusion around defining what Hybrid Cloud is and is not.
To me, Hybrid Cloud is simply a mix of Public and Private Clouds, where Public Cloud is commoditized resources think Amazon Web Services and Private Cloud is customized resources i.e. the Cloud that your org would design, stand up and deliver your special sauce services with.
In this form, Hybrid Cloud is the deliverer of ITaaS. It leverages the commoditization, agility and availability of IaaS while incorporating the value add intellectual property of your IT and development teams. I believe that ITaaS is the new reality of IT and that the new success criteria will be encompassed by the services consumption efficacy, which will be covered in a future blog post.
Let me know what you think of my definition of Hybrid Cloud. I welcome all discussion and appreciate your time, thoughts and conversation.
It’s been over two weeks since I’ve started at Gravitant and in that time, I’ve delivered content that would have taken months at my previous position. And this agility is such a blessing because whether the content succeeds or fails, the time vested is in short, measured bursts. This means that I’m always refreshed and recharged for the upcoming challenges. One of these measured bursts will be demoing cloudMatrix Cloud Platform at AWS Re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas, NV from November 12th-15th.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you will be in attendance at AWS Re:Invent 2013 and would like to meet up or if you would like to discuss Cloud Service Brokerage and Management Platform. Looking forward to the conversations.