The Cloud is Now
Organizations have adopted the cloud with open arms and for good reason, but not without challenges
Organizations large and small are embracing the cloud. Data security concerns that were prevalent in the early days of cloud computing have largely been addressed, and most IT departments in organizations are positioning cloud services as a core part of the IT landscape. On-premises data centers shrink if not close down in favor of cloud computing.
Leveraging the cloud provider’s compute power opens up flexibility to obtain the right amount of resources required to get the job done, independent of the hardware life cycle. There is of course still an incentive for a long-term commitment to cloud resources, but by sharing compute resources and as cloud providers have normalized the unit of compute power, the cloud offers flexibility that is generally not available in an on-premises data center.
Thanks to benefits like these IT departments have fully embraced the cloud, and as on-premises hardware reaches its end of life the cloud is considered as the alternative to obtain compute power.
Does the advent of cloud computing imply the end to on-premises computing? No.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
In my next post, I will focus on data integration challenges for the cloud in more detail.
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