Q8. The future of multicloud? What will it look like 5 years from now?
A8: There will be a handful of big enterprise software players like IBM RedHat or VMWare who will be “Switzerland” powering multi-cloud solutions across large hyperscalers. Polycloud workloads and Cross cloud network connectivity will be tablestakes as part of a cloud offering.
A8. A lot more diversity - I mean the right cloud for the right workload. Today the app teams are happy to run in the cloud of their choice. Its Infra, operations and common services that poses as an impediment. Some abstractions can help.
A8: sustainability will become a consideration in multi-cloud choices. hosting workloads in clouds with the most efficient infrastructure for the type of compute/storage/network needed. multi-cloud enables those choices and flexibility
Also it will be interesting to see if the hyperscalers will whole heartedly start building common services for other clouds. Seen that in GCP Anthos, Oracle to Azure interconnects etc - but nothing mainstream.
Arnaldo "Arnie" Lopez
Q8: explosion, more workloads moving, new apps being written for the cloud with different needs...tools for observability, optimization and security will be critical and talent to manage these will be challenge
@GaneshJKRam Poly-cloud - now I have to look that one up :-).
@jwittich Sustainability will be a big part of decision making
@jwittich Resource optimization (and as a result cost optimization) will also be key to achieve #sustainability
@GaneshJKRam Well, we (VMware) certainly hope so!
@GaneshJKRam @jwittich Sustainability is THE growing concept.
will be interesting to see how tools evolve over time to account for efficiency. providing better granularity into specific infra choices by workload
A8. Predicting 5 years into IT future is always fun :). More and more SaaS no doubt. Any cloud service will be available in all places, almost nothing will be offered in a way that isnt a service--and this includes on-premises.
@codyhosterman Hard to argue with that.
We should visit this thread in a couple of years :-)
A8: I expect multi-cloud will be somewhat easier for end users, but still quite challenging. After all, we're still early in cloud adoption with plenty of challenges there, and multi-cloud presents additional challenges to the base level of cloud adoption challenges
@ramsba - yes - past statements can come back to haunt :)
We are likely to see more specialized multi-cloud providers that offer vertical specific cloud services (data lakes, analytics, AI/ML, ...) while using the combined buying power of entire verticals to lower costs for their customers.