ActualTech Media, November 13th, 2017
Reality has set in and it’s probably safe to say that the hype about “cloud” has subsided. Business leaders today logically evaluate the benefits of public cloud services and determine where they may be able to improve their product, operations, or bottom line. Sometimes, their assessment is that they like the economic model of certain cloud services, but for other reasons, they need to retain complete control of the infrastructure. In the sober Slope of Enlightenment and subsequent Plateau of Productivity, there are a wealth of options for deploying either on-premises infrastructure with cloud-like characteristics, or technology that marries owned infrastructure with public cloud infrastructure to create a hybrid cloud.
What Do You Really Want?
There are plenty of organizations who are still wallowing in the Trough of Disillusionment because they thought that moving everything to the public cloud was what they wanted; they naively forklifted everything they could into the cloud and soon found out that public cloud services aren’t the panacea they’re often made out to be.