IDG Contributor Network: The rise of hybrid cloud management
Over the last few years, hybrid cloud has gone mainstream across most enterprises. The change has been driven by two noticeable market shifts:
- The increasing heterogeneity of clouds, products, tools and technologies used by enterprises to support their business needs; and
- An increasing willingness by enterprise IT to embrace this pervasive and growing heterogeneity.
This transformation has given rise to the emergence of a new product category: Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM). As HCM evolves as a product category, it faces several threats and opportunities. In the early days of HCM (2010 – 2016), the product category was often overlooked, given the lack of hybrid cloud adoption within the enterprise. However, in the last several years, HCM has evolved into its own category, delivering on the promise of driving operational efficiency and effectiveness through unification of cross-cloud management. That said, let’s take a deeper look at HCM, what is driving it, and how it is evolving in the market today.