by Ash Ashutosh
The IT landscape has fundamentally shifted, and cloud is at the epicenter of it all. Amazon AWS is approaching $10 bn in annual revenue, Microsoft Azure is approaching $3 bn, while Oracle Cloud is positioning itself as the enterprise cloud for customers. Recently, VMware and AWS partnered to deliver VMware on AWS bare metal to give customers a seamless hybrid cloud experience.
This shift has gradually, but inevitably, brought about a rethinking in how IT organizations use and manage their infrastructure. I regularly speak with CIOs and CTOs who are experiencing this change, and with every week that goes by, more of them are telling me how they are pressing their VP/Director of infrastructure, or Enterprise Architect/DevOps Manager, to design and execute a hybrid cloud model. But what is driving them to make that demand? And how are they starting to map their route to a hybrid model?