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.