The Element Podcast: Demystifying Hybrid Cloud



  • Businesses are at a crossroads when it comes to their data and apps

  • In the first episode, we’ll lay the groundwork for the season, identifying the trends that made hybrid cloud a reality today and focusing on how new technologies and customer needs and expectations are contributing to a growing hybrid future

  • This episode’s guests include Phil Davis, Robert Christiansen, Jo Peterson, Bob O'Donnell, Tim Crawford and Daniel Newman

Season three of The Element Podcast kicks off with an exploration of how hybrid became the future of how we do business

As the industry evolves, we pause to examine the driving forces behind the move to hybrid and as a Service. The confluence of new technologies, varied needs and customer expectations for managing infrastructure is paving the way for a robust hybrid future.

Complicated? Perhaps. But you’ll see it all makes sense for optimizing your digital transformation.

One model doesn’t fit all use cases. What’s the right approach for you?

Businesses are at a crossroads. With data everywhere, it is imperative that they create and manage a simplified, consistent edge-to-cloud experience, which is flexible and scalable while delivering the lowest cost per workload. Increasingly, hybrid cloud is that solution.

We kick off the third season of The Element Podcast presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise with a primer on hybrid cloud. Four top industry analysts join HPE executives Phil Davis and Robert Christiansen in a spirited discussion of this ongoing evolution – and how HPE is helping customers choose the right mix of options to optimize their workloads.

A highlight from the podcast: “Whether it's on prem or public cloud or edge, customers are looking for a common experience … the ability to be multi-cloud and choose where (to) most cost effectively run a workload is a (key) element of hybrid.” – Phil Davis

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Phil Davis
 is the President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Robert Christiansen
is VP, Chief Cloud Strategist, for Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Jo Peterson is VP, Cloud Services, at Clarify360. She partners with CIOs and CISOs to help them navigate their entire cloud and hybrid cloud footprints.

Bob O'Donnell
is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.

Tim Crawford
is a CIO and Strategic Advisor at AVOA, a strategic advisory firm to CIOs on data center and cloud computing issues.

Daniel Newman
is Principal Analyst at Futurum Research.

Maribel Lopez is a technology industry analyst, as well as a founder and strategic advisor at Lopez Research. 


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