OK, I’m a sucker for cool words.
Especially when they neatly summarize a very complex and nuanced discussion. I heard this one being used at one of our internal VMware meetings, and it rang like a bell in my brain. I’ll reserve the right to give credit where credit is due when I track down the original source.
Hybrid — as in hybrid clouds. “-icity” — a measure of degree, as in “elasticity”.
Hybridicity: a measure of just how hybrid is a particular cloud computing environment. In this context, more hybridicity is better than less hybridicity.
If we’re going to see more mainstream adoption of public cloud services by enterprise IT groups, I believe the core argument is going to be around hybridicity — how much, what kind, how good?