About two years ago I wrote a piece here on the concept of cloud bursting, where I pointed out a few realities:
- Private clouds are no longer a thing, considering the current state of private cloud systems compared to the features and functions of the larger hyperscalers.
- You need to maintain workloads on both private and public clouds for hybrid cloud bursting to work; in essence, using two different platforms.
- It’s clear the bursting hybrid clouds concept just adds too much complexity and cost for a technology stack (the cloud) to be widely adopted by companies that want to do the most with the least.
In case you missed the fervor in the tech press a few years ago, cloud bursting is the concept of leveraging public clouds only when capacity of the on-premises cloud runs out. Somehow companies thought that they could invoke a public cloud-based part of the application and have access to the same data without latency. Mostly it did not work.