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Hybrid Cloud is Dead | Tomversations: Episode 30

With the news that Broadcom is buying VMware now making the rounds and giving people a cause to reevaluate their data center projects, I started to wonder about hybrid cloud. Is it still a popular choice for users? Are there good reasons to keep data local as opposed to moving it somewhere else? And does multi cloud play a role at all?

Unsurprisingly, after all that deliberation, I’ve decided that hybrid cloud is dead. We’re not going to see a large number of enterprises staying there going forward. The champions of on-prem servers are about to be a footnote in history. Companies aren’t developing for private workloads first. They’re building cloud-ready apps to deploy to public cloud providers first. It’s time to understand where customers are headed and why it’s unlikely to be their own backyard any more.

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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