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VMware Sees 'Dawn of Hybrid Apps'

Virtualization kingpin VMware is big on making new-year technology predictions, authoring many blog posts and videos on what it sees in store for various tech niches, including one by VMware exec Chris Wolf that forecasts "the dawn of hybrid apps."

"A hybrid app is an application that's more or less an aggregate of various microservices," said Wolf, VP in the Advanced Technology Group, Office of the CTO, VMware. "It's a way to build best-of-breed applications and differentiated services that can help organizations stand out from competitors."

Wolf said that meetings with IT leaders last year convinced him that organizations want the ability to build applications combining native cloud services and open source technologies.

"Imagine the ability to leverage data services from one cloud provider and machine learning or analytics to another," he said. "Or perhaps you have a business partner who has built services that want to run adjacent to your data. For organizations, innovation is no longer limited by what can be offered from a single cloud provider."

Rounding out Wolf's predictions were:

  • Solutions at the Edge Come to Life
  • Specialized Hardware as a Shared Pool
  • The First Steps Toward Intrinsic Security
  • Big Ideas for Small Devices
  • Machine Learning for the 99 Percent
  • Further Cloud Disaggregation
  • Shared Services Platforms

Go here to see Wolf's thoughts about those "eight important, but not obvious, technology trends just over the horizon."

VMware also published similar prediction pieces, sharing thoughts on the following:

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