Last night, I had the privilege of being included in an IBM think tank group called CloudMinds. The topic for the night was accelerating hybrid cloud.
During discussion, I felt that key how and why aspects of hybrid computing emerged: composability and commerce.
Composability, the discipline of creating segmenting IT into isolated parts, was considered a primary need. Without composability, we create vertically integrated solutions that are difficult to hybrid.
Commerce, the acknowledgement that we are building technology to solve problems, was considered a way to combat the dogma that seems to creep into the platform wars. That seems obvious, yet I believe it’s often overlooked and the group seemed to agree.
It’s also worth adding that the group strongly felt that hybrid was not a cloud discussion – it was a technology discussion. It is a description of how to maintain an innovative and disruptive industry by embracing change.
The purpose of the think tank is to create seeds of an ongoing discussion. We’d love to get your perspective on this too.