The term hybrid IT describes a delivery and consumption trend. Flash storage, on the other hand, describes a medium often delivered as a drive or as memory. Connections exist between them, though—important connections any IT organization hoping to optimize itself must understand.
Hybrid IT is marked by a mix of on- and off-prem resources, often with multiple deployment types and consumption modes. It tends to accompany other newer approaches: i.e., convergence efforts, software-defined system implementations, or modernized application rollouts. By leveraging hybrid IT, an organization can deliver services in a more optimized, balanced, automated, granular, and flexible fashion.
Therefore, hybrid IT—and the specific activities conducted in hybrid environments—demand flash storage. Different organizations, however, need different flash types, amounts, locations, and deployment processes.