HYBRID IT, THE HALLMARK OF THE "SECOND WAVE" OF CLOUD COMPUTING AND DIGITAL BUSINESS, IS HERE.
You only need to look at the increase in projected revenue for hyperscale cloud service providers, AWS and Microsoft, to get a sense for how enterprises are choosing to distribute workloads. AWS's annualized run rate is $14.6 billion, and Azure's is up 11% to $6.8 billion.
WHILE THE USE OF THIRD-PARTY CLOUD SERVICES IS BECOMING THE IT MODEL OF CHOICE...
...business units and IT organizations still rely heavily on onpremises or colocation-hosted clouds. The problem is that spreading core business services, application development and data across a hybrid cloud environment multiplies complexity - for security, infrastructure reliability and resiliency, vendor management, application visibility - and creates a new level of pressure and possibilities for digital business.
IT ALSO RAISES TWO FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS FOR ENTERPRISES COMMITTED TO HYBRID IT: