Matt Baker | SVP, Corporate Strategy | Dell Technologies
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Matt Baker, SVP Corporate Strategy for Dell Technologies, has been predicting a hybrid and multi-cloud world for many years. Dell Technologies -- and Matt -- fought the false notion that public cloud was cheaper than owning and operating your own, and followed their conviction that cloud was more opportunity than threat. In Matt’s view, everything pointed to a multi-cloud world solved with hybrid cloud solutions.
Conventional wisdom mocked that conclusion, suggesting that Dell invented the concept to beat back public cloud and change customer sentiment about it. A decade later, conventional wisdom is finally catching up. Even the public cloud players are enabling customers to run their cloud operating systems where they need them, allowing end-users to deploy on owned and operated hardware of their choice. Cloud truly has been a tide to float all boats. In fact, it is more like a digital flood, spreading everywhere; and the challenge is on to enable businesses to extend their cloud operating models.