Growth in Hybrid Cloud
At OneCloud Software, we like to think we have been talking about “hybrid cloud” before hybrid cloud was cool. A hybrid cloud is a blending of traditional data center resources with resources in the cloud. The founding principle of the company was to help usher in the era of the hybrid cloud as a way to revolutionize how IT is delivered to enterprises.
With that said, its great to see the rest of the industry joining us in praise of the hybrid cloud model. Recently, I read a great article in Data Center Knowledge, titled Five Reasons Hybrid Cloud Technologies Will Continue to Grow. In the article, Bill Kleyman cites a trend from the Cisco Cloud Index Report showing that data center traffic will grow to 8.6 zettabytes in 2018, up from 3.1 zettabytes in 2013.
In addition, Bill discusses 5 reasons why the hybrid cloud is here to stay including better interconnects, new use cases, and that providers are continuing to meet regulations while the regulations themselves are becoming more cloud friendly.
We would like to add one reason to his insightful list: common sense. The fact is with any major, even inevitable, paradigm shift like the one from legacy data centers to private and public cloud computing, they cannot occur overnight. The fact is that IT will need to make this journey gradually and will need to continue to deliver business value at the lowest possible cost along the way. This means that IT operations will increasingly become a combination of legacy data center assets working in concert with public cloud assets and that this phase of IT delivery will last for a very long time.
At OneCloud, we believe that IT and service providers will need exceptional management tools to make these hybrid cloud deployments appear to be a single elastic data center that delivers on the agility, competitive advantage, and cost effectiveness that only cloud computing can provide. And we are prepared to sit at the nexus of this critical trend and massive market opportunity.