Understanding hybrid cloud & its growing demand


Hybrid cloud — a combination of using a private cloud and a public cloud, gives user the security of a private offering and the low cost of public.


The tremendous growth of the analytics market and its inclination towards scalable and flexible cloud-based solutions provides immense opportunities to the hybrid cloud solution and service vendors, who provide advanced hybrid cloud solutions to the business organizations.


Future of Cloud Computing :

The 2016 State of the Cloud Survey shows that cloud adoption is growing and hybrid cloud adoption has now hit its stride.

Industry analyst firm IDC predicts that the global cloud market, including private, public and hybrid clouds, will hit $118 billion in 2015 and crest at $200 billion by 2018. If the market shows that much growth next year, it will mean a 23.2% rise over the $95.8 billion market it reached in 2014.


The strong growth in the use of private cloud, combined with the ubiquity of public cloud means that a super-majority of organizations are now operating in a hybrid environment.

Among public cloud providers, AWS maintains its lead, but Azure continues to make inroads in the percentage of respondents running applications as well as those who have plans to use it.

All private cloud technologies saw growth in the 2016 survey, with VMware vSphere maintaining its lead and  OpenStack and Microsoft generating strong interest.

Understanding how hybrid cloud can leverage expectation CIO’s and CTO’s of the companies and will be able to satisfy need to private cloud and security.

Advantages of hybrid cloud :

Tailor-made  : Solution that fits the need, you can leverage hybrid cloud as per different sets of requirement and for different types of applications as well.

Cost Benefits : By leveraging the benefits of Hybrid Cloud your business can reduce overall total cost of ownership by 17% and improve cost efficiency.

Enhanced Security : With Hybrid Cloud, businesses can place their secure customer data on a dedicated server, and combine the high performance and scalability of the public cloud to allow them to conduct business and transact payments online all within one seamless, agile and secure environment.

Use of existing infrastructure : If you have already invested in an IT infrastructure, the hybrid cloud lets you take full advantage of that investment while enabling you to transition other applications to the public cloud.

Top players in hybrid cloud solutions :

  1. VMware
  2. IBM
  3. Microsoft
  4. Red Hat


Areas of knowledge required for a career in hybrid cloud solutions :

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud computing (AWS, Azure and OpenStack)
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Orchestration tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)

As we have already seen alot of opportunities in cloud computing domain with hybrid cloud in-demand shows promising future for the professionals aspiring to get in this field.

Research by Bhargav Amin


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