Krans noted that Technology Business Research is predicting a 50% growth rate for the hybrid cloud in 2015 compared to this year.
"They're a smaller base, so there's more room for growth," he added. "There are a lot of enterprises and customers investing in their first pilot for hybrid deployments. You have a lot of customers who will be going form zero to something, so there's a much bigger growth curve."
Gens agrees that what he called the "hybrid movement" will certainly be a high-growth area for the coming year, boosting the entire market.
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