In 2017, there was a palpable shift in the IT industry and you likely felt the world moving around you as cloud-focused technologies gained momentum and more IT practitioners leaned into the world of containers, orchestration and software-defined technologies. Many felt the imperative to prepare now for this new eventuality. We also saw a significant shift to the public cloud as Azure became the second horse to AWS in the public cloud infrastructure race. Surprising to some, yes, but Microsoft has done a great job incenting its customer-base to try the cloud. One thing we didn't see in 2017 is a preponderance of hybrid cloud where public and private play together to serve a primary business application and its data. However, with solutions like VMware Cloud on AWS made available in 2017 - and of course what we do at Hedvig - enterprise cross-cloud architectures just got a whole lot easier.