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Why Hybrid Cloud Might Replace VDI as the White Elephant of IT

Hybrid Cloud is touted by the major software companies, such as Microsoft and EMC/VMware, as the next big thing. But haven’t we been here before? For a decade, VDI was promised as the nirvana to small and large companies alike, a cure-all to solve all their desktop and application challenges. It never was the year of VDI. Not really. Why was that? And will the same fate befall Hybrid Cloud in the next 10 years? The evidence so far says “yes.”

This means Hybrid Cloud could be the next big white elephant of the global IT industry.

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Steve Chambers

Article by Steve Chambers. Flarrio is a global community platform for CXO's, tech leaders and enthusiasts to answer the question of 'what's next' in technology. Powered by an audience mix of 30 percent U.S., five percent U.K., 40 percent India, five percent Australia, and 20 percent ROTW, Flarrio provides access to tech leadership insights from some of the world's top universities and technology organizations.

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