By Prem Talreja, Sr. Vice president, The Fabric

The term “hybrid” is vague and subject to misuse. Yet, Hybrid Cloud represents an important reality of the cloud world: A hybrid cloud service is a combination of cloud services from different sources, whether they are internal or externally provided services. It is driven by the fact that “business consumers” will continue to buy cloud services from multiple providers. And much of the hybrid cloud use will come because of initial trials of public cloud services. As business users adopt more public cloud, they will need more support from internal IT to integrate or govern cloud services (internal and external, private and public) or noncloud services.

Hybrid cloud is here to stay. Few companies will only do public or only do private cloud computing, and companies should leverage both.

The Fabric will explore the trends and opportunities in Hybrid Cloud with the help of a panel of experts at the The Fabric Cloudblazers Forum. Please visit http://www.meetup.com/The-Fabric-CloudBlazers-Forum/ to learn more and sign up.