Why the future of the cloud Computing is in Linux
Cloud computing plays a vital role in supporting both the technologies and processes driving the digital transformation imperative. Offering greater speed, cloud-based strategies leave more time for companies to focus on building and delivering innovation, value, and differentiation while creating financial efficiency.
While moving to a single public cloud has many benefits, the reality is that for some workloads the public cloud simply doesn’t make sense, or meet requirements for things like control, security or regulatory compliance. As a result, a majority of today’s IT environments are inherently hybrid, comprising of applications deployed on-premises, and in both private and public clouds.
Some highly optimized or secure workloads can continue to be deployed in bare metal and virtualized environments. As organizations embrace the public cloud, they may select multiple public clouds in order to take advantage of unique cloud capabilities as well as for optimizing vendors. According to IDC, 70 percent of customers already deploy multicloud environments and 64 percent of applications in a typical IT portfolio today are based in a cloud environment, whether public or private. Therefore, many organizations are looking to embrace hybrid cloud strategies to achieve digital transformation.
To succeed with hybrid cloud, operational consistency is critical, and a key to operational consistency is the platform. Hybrid and multicloud users should be able to easily span and interoperate across private and multiple public cloud environments with security and portability. At Red Hat, we believe that the platform technology to achieve this vision is Linux, Linux containers and Kubernetes.