Applications Drive Hybrid Cloud, With On-Premises Being the Key to Hybrid, Not Public Cloud (Video)

Terri McClure, ESG's Senior Analyst for Cloud Infrastructure, and I did an ESG 360 video about the hybrid cloud research that I have conducted.  Two key points that came out of that research were the following:

  • Hybrid cloud is about applications and the infrastructure that supports them, not just about infrastructure, servers, and VMs. An application-centric view is the cornerstone of hybrid cloud and vendors need to recognize and adjust for this. This doesn't mean that infrastructure doesn't matter anymore, but the management and optimization of hybrid cloud workloads needs to be done at the application level, not the infrastructure.
Topics: hybrid cloud public cloud Systems Management on-premises

The Three-legged IT Stool (Video)

There’s no doubting that IT remains an immensely complicated thing to do well – from the advanced hardware engineering to the sophisticated software algorithms, and from the demanding operational complexities to the driving business necessity to do more with less…..delivering successful IT – and hence successful IT outcomes – remains a practical challenge that can be a major point of business advantage and differentiation for those organizations that get it right.

However, just knowing it is undeniably complex to actually produce and deliver does not mean that we have to treat its overall conceptual design with the same reverence for the eventual details. Sometimes a little bit of simplification – even intentional over-simplification – can be good; it allows us to look at things with a clarity that the actual physical manifestation can at times make impossible.

Topics: Storage cloud on-premises