The “Crazy Quilt” of hybrid cloud computing gets even crazier and more complicated. Talk about too many moving parts!
First, the generally accepted definition of hybrid cloud includes a mixture of hardware, applications, and data resources physically located in a company data center as well as additional data centers that are outside the premises.
The challenge is not unlike the recent infusion of BYOD devices in the enterprise. Control of these resources including security, privacy, patching and updates, access, maintenance, and the myriad of functions that face an IT team daily become infinitely more complicated.
The products listed in the linked post above are a good start for anyone wanting to unravel and simplify the complexities that have evolved.
My guess is that we’re still in the adolescence of development of the cloud and invite the continuation and extension of the conversation.
Thanks to Christine Burns Rudalevige and Network World