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The Hypercloud is More Important Than the Cloud

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

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Adam Fisher

Enrico Signoretti

Glenn Dekhayser

Jim Czuprynski


Stephen Foskett

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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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