Widespread migration to the hybrid cloud computing model is between two and five years from occurring in earnest, according to a new report from Gartner which found that only 15 per cent of organisations have made the leap so far.
For several years there have been arguments about the merits of the hybrid approach to cloud implementation, with advocates claiming that it can offer the best of both public and private cloud setups, but analysts now believe that interest is on the wane and it may be some time before momentum is gathered again.
Gartner’s report is specifically aimed at tackling the state of the hype surrounding particular parts of the enterprise IT market, with the hybrid cloud currently generating disillusionment amongst certain organisations as a result of implementations of the technology failing to live up to expectations.
Hybrid cloud services are not the only type of IT undergoing a lull in user interest, with Gartner analysts also citing things issues such as augmented reality, autonomous cars and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as being in the same boat at the moment.
This says more about the cycle of hyperbole that persists in the IT market by dint of certain services being heralded as the next big thing that will change the world, only to end up having a less transformative impact than initially predicted.
Cloud computing as a whole remains hugely influential, but it seems that the rise of hybrid adoption has been quelled.
The fact that Gartner’s experts believe that it will eventually resume rapid growth and become a true mainstream technology shows that there are many merits to the hybrid cloud. It is merely necessary for businesses to see through the hype and get to the core of what makes services like this advantageous.