In 2018, “hybrid IT” will be the most overused term in the IT industry. That’s not to say that hybrid IT isn’t a real thing. It very much is. Enterprise IT organizations have found themselves in a position where they are surrounded on all sides by both emerging and legacy systems, which creates the conditions for operating an environment that is anything but standardized. Hence the hybrid moniker.
Hybrid IT isn’t a destination
It’s important to recognize that hybrid IT isn’t something that IT organizations aspire to create. It isn’t a destination. There is no plan to achieve a hybrid IT architecture, complete with a party to celebrate its completion when the last container is in place.