Approaches to technology procurement and operations are being disrupted by the proliferation of infrastructure, platform, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) alternatives available in the market. The array of options to consider ranges from modernizing the data center to hosting applications in co-location or regional data center providers, to leveraging public cloud services. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) present advantages and disadvantages with regard to financial accountability to the variability of agility, economics, services level, security, and cloud governance.
Many organizations are beginning to discover that it is not uncommon for services and offerings to vary significantly across different data center locations and public cloud instances for the same service. As such, organizations need to adequately execute performance testing of their applications in the venue where they plan to deploy to ensure quality. Certain security and technical capabilities are only available in certain geographic regions; to make sound workload placement decisions you must be aware of the variability of service level, security, and technical capabilities across all venues.
Enterprises are pulling some (sometimes all) of their workloads out of the cloud after receiving costly surprises post-migration. Repatriation is being considered to bring back the sense of control. Even when Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) offer resource utilization management, organizations still can lack control over workload hosting and data storage locations. Un-clouding can be a temporary means while companies construct a well-thought-out modernization and migration plan.
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