Operating in a hybrid cloud environment is a reality for most enterprise functions today. This means that IT teams are being asked to facilitate, orchestrate, and optimize an enterprise cloud strategy. Enterprises that are assembling harmonized hybrid cloud platforms now will position themselves for greater competitive advantage and lower costs in the future.
IBM's own research has shown that 85% of companies are already operating in hybrid cloud environments. 76% of organizations report they are already using at least two hybrid clouds, and some are using as many as 15. 98% of organizations are forecasting that they will be using multiple hybrid clouds within a few years.