When Cloud came in, it not just disrupted the IT industry, but also dislocated and disoriented a lot of its parts. Soon the “whether or not” question changed into “which one”. Thankfully, hybrid cloud solved the big public or private dilemma by melting the or into a sort of and.
The adoption appetite clearly mirrors the enthusiasm that this welding of two different worlds has led to. Hybrid/multi-cloud has been noted as the predominant strategic posture to manage digital-era IT and business transformation with 62% of enterprises pursuing a hybrid IT strategy, as per 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Digital Pulse, Budgets and Outlook 2019. Similarly, Everest Group Research indicates that 58% of enterprise workloads were observed to be on or are expected to be on hybrid or private cloud. In fact, the projected market value of the hybrid cloud infrastructure market is as big as USD 128.01 billion (Mordor Intelligence).