Attaining a True Seamless, Integrated Hybrid Cloud

Interest in and adoption of public cloud have been growing steadily for the past decade. The availability of on-demand cloud services meshed well with the digital transformation that was happening to businesses of all types. This digital transformation pushed businesses to innovate digitally and, to support this, develop new modern applications that could be iterated very quickly and on scale. Cloud also began to be applied to existing apps, migrating them to the cloud for cost savings, functionality enhancements, or modernization.

Public cloud IaaS currently makes up for 17% of application deployments and will be growing at 27% over the next two years at the expense of traditional IT (see Figure 1). Cloud has also heavily influenced on-premises architectures, with private cloud growing at the expense of traditional IT.