As public cloud becomes more popular and competitive, developers are adopting cross-cloud platforms that can be thought of as a hypercloud. One driver for this is high availability, but many platform decisions are driven by a desire for more advanced features. Still, we must be aware of data gravity and the complexity involved with these platforms. Kubernetes is the ultimate example of a hypercloud platform, but many vendors are producing compelling tools that sit above the cloud and replace the proprietary offerings of public cloud providers. Is it time for the hypercloud? Is the traditional cloud dead?
Companies Mentioned: Red Hat OpenShift, Kasten by Veeam, NetApp, Pure Storage, IBM cloud satellite, VMware
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