Anand Iyengar, CTO of hybrid cloud leader CloudVelocity, recently blogged about the critical requirements of hybrid cloud. I think this discussion is important because there will certainly be a rush of companies claiming to be hybrid cloud players, who will offer a mere semblance of what Anand is thinking. I am summarizing what Anand thinks are the first three critical requirements of a hybrid cloud:
1) Apps need to be able to run seamlessly across multiple environments;
2) Critical services need to be available to those apps without regard to location or infrastructure; and
3) There should be an absence of any form of lock-in, including requiring an enterprise to standardize on a single virtualization platform.
His blog makes a lot of sense and this thinking is part of the reason I joined CloudVelocity. You can read it in its entirety here at: Anand’s Perspective on Hybrid Cloud Requirements.