Hybrid cloud is an appealing infrastructure model. With hybrid cloud, you can keep hosting applications and data on your own premises where necessary, while taking advantage of cloud economics and elasticity as appropriate.
Unfortunately, IT organizations are often unprepared to manage application infrastructure that spans the on-premise data center and multiple clouds. The result: they achieve vastly superior infrastructure economics - but still can't consistently ensure a great customer experience.
Forecast: Low Visibility
Companies typically start experimenting with cloud after running applications on-premise for years. That means their IT staff is used to having full visibility into all aspects of their application infrastructure: CPU utilization, I/O redlining, process hangs, systems logs, etc.