As trends like digital transformation and edge computing continue, the case for hybrid cloud models is likely to grow inside many IT shops, says Sergio Farache, senior vice president, global cloud solutions at Tech Data.
“Several elements, from cost of communication, intellectual property, proximity and reliability of applications, will require hybrid computing environments,” Farache says.
“Enterprises’ data and applications are increasingly spread between in-house platforms, SaaS, IaaS, and edge IoT,” says Sagi Brody, CTO at Webair. “In other words, hybrid IT is becoming a fact of life.”
As a result, Brody notes that IT leaders and their teams will need to manage a much broader portfolio than in the olden days, and that will likely entail making smart decisions about what to keep in-house and what to move elsewhere.
“CIOs and CTOs must be deliberate in determining which aspects of their future hybrid IT environments should be managed and orchestrated internally, and where they may prefer to shift responsibility and liability to third parties,” Brody says.