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Real Cloud Hybrid Storage Doesn’t Exist

There is a long-standing dream of hybrid cloud that combines the best of datacenter and cloud architecture, but does this exist for storage? In this episode of the On-Premise IT podcast, Enrico Signoretti and Chris Evans join Molly Presley of Hammerspace and Stephen Foskett of Gestalt IT to discuss the reality of hybrid cloud storage. Like a hybrid car, the dream of hybrid cloud is to bring the best of two different infrastructure approaches together in a truly unified fashion. But most hybrid cloud solutions fail deliver on this promise in terms of technology, protocols, management, security, and usability. Can a true hybrid cloud storage solution exist? And what will it take to bring this to market? Hammerspace is creating a global data environment rather than simply hybrid cloud storage, with the goal of enabling IT to manage data while users simply access a single namespace.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Chris Evans

Enrico Signoretti

Hammerspace Panelist

Molly Presley, Head of Marketing at Hammerspace. Connect with Molly on LinkedIn.


Stephen Foskett



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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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