The Future Belongs to Hybrid Clouds

Publicado por Arthur Cole 13-feb-2009 14:52:07

If the enterprise is transitioning over to a cloud architecture, that means there will come a time when individual organizations will one day do away with their own data centers, opting instead to outsource all their data needs.

Well, not so fast.

The fact is that cloud computing is poised have a major effect on how we create, process, share and ultimately dispose of data, but don’t hold your breath waiting for the Age of the Cloud to begin.

Top thinkers in the field are in near universal agreement that the most likely scenario for the foreseeable future is that of a hybrid cloud environment. Most enterprises, save for the very small, will employ a mix of in-house and outsourced computing and networking resources, cherry-picking the ones that suit the task at hand.

Most of the major vendors are gearing their platforms to suit the hybrid model, arguing that it offers the greatest flexibility to suit the dynamic data requirements of today.

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