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Cloud Repatriation Is Getting Real

Moving to public cloud was like going with the flow for companies. But unmet expectations are now bringing them back to on-prem infrastructures.

As a last-ditch effort to check infrastructure cost, companies are shifting away from public cloud and setting up private infrastructures closer to home.

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Storage evangelist and long-time Field Day delegate, Chin-Fah Heoh drills into cloud repatriation in his recent article – “Reverting the Cloud First mindset”. The article delves into questions like what went wrong in the cloud, and why industries are once again favoring on-premises and co-locations.

When cloud computing was all the rage, every business wanted to be on-board. Those who resisted felt the heat as the FOMO (fear of missing out) feeling set in, especially those who were doing this thing called “Digital Transformation“. The public cloud service providers took advantage of the cloud computing frenzy, calling for a “Cloud First” strategy. For a number of years, the marketing worked. The cloud first mentality became the tip of the tongue of many, encouraging droves to cloud adoption.

For the full story, read Heoh’s article – “Reverting the Cloud First mindset”. For more stories like this, sign up to our weekly newsletter.

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Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.