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A cloud-first policy is not the answer for all enterprise apps
This article is part of the Modern Infrastructure issue of May 2017, Vol. 6, No. 5
Cloud first is the new orthodoxy, and with good reason. Companies large and small are moving assets off site and into the cloud, driven by financial incentives and often enticed by the chance to access leading-edge technology without having to staff up or make large hardware investments. Still, not every cloud has a silver lining. Anecdotal evidence crops up now and again that shows some organizations just aren't finding cloud nirvana. Some, indeed, say they have brought resources back into traditional data centers or have built a private cloud environment. For some, cloud computing has not worked -- or not worked well. The reasons, experts say, are usually both narrow and specific, involving situations that couldn't easily fit a public cloud model. Their message: If you understand where you are going, your requirements and the capabilities of the cloud, your cloud deployment will probably succeed. Marc Clark, director of cloud strategy and deployment at Teradata Corp., a data warehouse and service provider, based in Dayton, ...
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