Today in Cloud

Randy Bias at Cloudscaling has written a good, some would say “provocative,” post about the accuracy of labeling connected resource pools as “hybrid clouds.” His argument is that the word “hybrid” denotes something new and holistic, not merely the connection by some means of two entirely separate systems. Technically, he’s onto something, but I think marketing needs to win out in this case. A provider or vendor trying to get the attention of C-level executives ,or journalists or whomever, needs a snappy term to get their attention and connote differentiation. Leading with an explanation of its characteristics won’t get the job done.