back to article Ever heard of 'multi-cloud'? Get with cool kids – it's the New Big Thing™

Hybrid cloud is so yesterday – multi-cloud is where it’s at. Spreading your cloud apps between different providers is now becoming a trend. Four in five firms were using multi-cloud services last year, according to cloud firm RightScale. Six in 10 UK companies used more than one provider, said Adapt a year earlier. There are …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

    Here's the Corporative IT Bingo Card entries for the next years:



    Hyperconverged Hybrid Clouds

    The Platform Previously Known as Cloud

    Continuous Lifecycle Clouds


    High Pressure Clouds

    Parametrized Hyperbolic Virtual Virtual Clouds with Eggs and SPAM




    Big Cloud

    Cloud Science

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

      Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Re: Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

        "Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?"


    2. thegroucho

      Re: Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

      Surely there is space for something containing the word 'Unicorn'?!?

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

      Peak Cloud

      Cloud Ninja

      Military-Cloud complex



      Open Cloud Initiative


      The InterCloud

      Windows 10 Cloud Edition with Bing(tm)

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Re: Hybrid cloud is so yesterday

        SdhvCiaCaaDCS: Software defined hyperconverged viirtual cloud in a cloud as a digital cyber service.


        BaaS - Bullshit as a Service.

        Choose one - oh, sorry, option number one has just expired.

        1. Disk0
          Thumb Up

          Re: Bulsshit as a service

          Gave me a chuckle, especially since in these parts "Baas" is what we call the Boss, so spot on.

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    So instead of dealing with one, in house, IT department the client/user gets to deal with a broker and three to five purveyors of cloudy goodness? Yeah, that'll make things really easy, sign me up!

  3. thondwe


    Cloud Brokers - More middlemen - arrgghhhhhh!

    1. Rich 11 Silver badge

      Re: Middlemen

      Oh come on. It's not like you really wanted to understand what's actually happening to your data, is it?

    2. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Middlemen

      The estate agents of the internet

  4. DrG

    What a scoop!

    Cloud broker says cloud brokers are essential...

  5. Graham Marsden

    I'm sure...

    ... there should be Dilbert Cartoon from this lot with the Elbonians running their "cloud" server which is a bunch of guys in a building with *lots* of filing cabinets and keyboards...

  6. PaulAb

    New Wordies for those clever,clever, little boys and girls

    I see a full circle back to desktop coming round the corner attached to netware 2.15.

    I'd like to donate a new word to The IT wordy stewfest, it's called 'Outage cloud' This cloud will benefit over eager IT managers ( You know, the ones who never shut thier fuc**** faces at any gathering, even a christening) who with little knowledge of the legal pitfalls commit the business to to unknown forces where 'Force Majeure' is king and muppetry sits right next to it.

    Rant over, can I have my special jacket on again!

  7. JohnMartin

    Everyone missed "Composable Cloud" which is the thing that happens after hyper converged cloud and omniconveged cloud. I'm sure there's a Gartner or IDC report that has that in there somewhere.

    Having said that Hybrid cloud was ALWAYS multi-cloud as per the NIST definition (which is pretty much the gold standard for defining what a cloud is or isn't).


    "Hybrid cloud. The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds)"

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Buzzword bingo

      don't you mean compostable Cloud...the next generation sustainable, cleantech Cloud Computing! :-) Wish the Register would do another of its buzzword articles!

  8. Disk0

    next up...

    The "Nimbus Cloud" (Not Involving My Business Use Case)

    The "Strato Cloud" (Shit That Really Arsed The Operation)

    The "Vapor Cloud" (Virtually All Providers Out Randomly)

    And of course a cloud of smoke when it all burns to the ground...

    Mine's the one with the smelly briar in the left pocket....

  9. The Islander

    Is it not destined that all clouds ...

    ... wash us in their goodness on their way to the gutter?

  10. Anonymous Coward

    I think we should be more worried about

    the DARK CLOUD.

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