Let’s get one thing straight. Despite all the hand-waving of public cloud proponents (and, for full disclosure, I’m one who believes that the public cloud will be the default modality for a huge proportion of modern use cases) the fact is that most large companies will embrace a hybrid approach. They’ll have massive use of the public cloud, but they’ll also utilize applications, storage, compute and networking across their own data centers and other service providers.
Bracket Computing aims to make the hybrid approach seamless, the idea being that workloads can be placed where required without concerns about the physical boundaries between infrastructure. Bracket delivers what it calls a “Computing Cell”. Bracket encapsulates an application, along with the data related to that application and any other services related to them. This cell can then move across multiple locations – on-premises or in the cloud, thus allowing organizations to keep a tight handle on costs, service levels, privacy or other constraints that they might have.