One of my colleagues recently forwarded a video to me, in which an analyst – who is generally very pro-public-cloud – talks about why IT vendors will continue to sell hybrid cloud. The answer? It’s because that’s what companies need.
Why was that an intriguing thought for me? In the frenzy of helping customers imagine what’s now possible via cloud computing, IT providers can sometimes lose sight of customers’ contemporary needs. There’s a lot of “selling the vision” going on right now. Don’t get me wrong; that’s all fine and good if it’s applied sparingly, like the seasoning you sprinkle on your food. But too much vision selling, especially in the absence of meeting customers where they are today, is not responsible behavior.
Here’s the reality. Hybrid cloud is mainstream, and it is here to stay. I didn’t make that up – it is the majority opinion among 500 or…
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