Where two are fighting, the third wins— A case for the Hybrid Cloud

Adrian Barwicki
4 min readDec 25, 2020

This article is not about what a Hybrid Cloud is. It is about why it is the next “Big Thing”.

Cloud computing took off about 15 years ago, as companies started to outsource their web-hosting, data centres, core computer systems and many applications to a few big providers. Cloud computing was popularized with Amazon releasing its Elastic Compute Cloud in 2006. Now, Amazon remains the major player in the cloud market.

Growth towards the clouds

The cloud market size is at $371.4 Billion in 2020 and expected to grow to $832.1 Billion by 2025 at a growth rate of 17.5% a year [source].

This is already a huge market and a growing one. The pandemic has shown just how critical the cloud has become. The shift towards the cloud will rather accelerate due to digitization, with the economy’s main functions depending on it, a wide range of e-commerce sites and applications that let you work from home.

Cloud Wars

At the moment, there are three main cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. We can add to this list if we are to include the Chinese market as well.

Amazon remains the biggest player, with Microsoft and Google putting up a fierce…



Adrian Barwicki

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