With all of the hype surrounding hybrid cloud computing, we may need to take a step back to take a look at the market's growth from another angle -- a more philosophical approach.
Rackspace (RAX) Strategy Director Scott Sanchez aimed to redirect our focus in a blog post on how hybrid cloud computing is like happiness, which may be a stretch in some minds, but maybe he's onto something.
"Everything you do, every emotion that enters your mind, every interaction you have, you have a choice to make – to be happy, or not," Sanchez said. "It’s quite simple once you realize that. At first, it is work, and you’ll make the wrong choices. But eventually it just clicks and starts to feel right."
Sanchez applied his theory to hybrid cloud, pointing to the idea that hybrid cloud is an outcome of decisions, not something you buy -- just like happiness.
"For the first time in the history of technology, if you can dream it, you can build it, as long as you don’t put artificial walls or definitions of 'cloud' in your way," he said.
According to Sanchez, hybrid cloud prevents developers, engineer and architects from hitting those walls, making way for choice, leaving us all happier. Public and private cloud, on the other hand, have their limits.
"Use any one or even two of these technologies exclusively and it won’t be long before something stands the way of you 'getting it done' the way you’ve always dreamed was possible (and the way the business expects you to deliver for them)," he said.
Sanchez concluded by saying that hybrid cloud is not the matter of choosing the right platform, but the right mindset.