Shifting from a “Cloud First” to a “Cloud If” Enterprise Mindset

Shifting from a “Cloud First” to a “Cloud If” Enterprise Mindset

Published By: Research Desk Released: May 15, 2019

Public cloud has its place, but many organizations have viewed it as the de facto response to the needs of the organization, instead of the outcome of a well-considered workload placement strategy. Not every workload is a good candidate for public cloud, nor is every use case. This “de facto standard” approach will cost in the long run, both directly and indirectly. Costs associated with a public cloud-only approach include unpredictable operational expense (OpEx), management complexity, security, and lack of control.