Dec 12, 2014

What barriers to hybrid cloud have businesses experienced in the past that will disappear in 2015?

Best answer
12/15/2014
The ability to trust the cloud in general is increasing, this used to be a big issue just a few years ago.

Security is getting better as well, and the number of vendors that support hybrid configurations is also increasing. I don't know if it will completely disappear by next year, but it is certainly less of an issue.

Identity federation is also making hybrid clouds easily to implement too.

And storage and CPU costs continue to come down as well, so this barrier will be less of an issue.
12/19/2014
I think the business risk, or the perceived risk of placing sensitive info in the cloud will start to wane. While IT might have been a roadblock in the past, as more cloud initiatives are business driven - meaning people, budgets, processes - IT will need to accommodate those as facilitators rather than security guards. The perception of risk drops when the cost benefits, agility and efficiencies outweigh the risks. Soon it might be a business risk (financially, operationally, whatever) to not have some compute in the cloud.

Of course, things like management and visibility tools (to report) need to be in place for this to happen.
Best answer
12/15/2014
The ability to trust the cloud in general is increasing, this used to be a big issue just a few years ago.

Security is getting better as well, and the number of vendors that support hybrid configurations is also increasing. I don't know if it will completely disappear by next year, but it is certainly less of an issue.

Identity federation is also making hybrid clouds easily to implement too.

And storage and CPU costs continue to come down as well, so this barrier will be less of an issue.
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