The question of cloud readiness has plagued the enterprise for a decade, but we have finally gotten to the point that enterprise IT is coming to the public cloud. Some of the drivers for cloud adoption include the pandemic and work-from-anywhere as well as the current shortage of chips and equipment. But there is a pull for cloud as well, now that applications have evolved to the point that they work better in the cloud enterprises are making the switch. Applications like collaboration and email belong outside the firewall, and cause more trouble than they’re worth inside the datacenter. Enterprises today have a difficult decision to make on a per-application business: Does this belong in the datacenter? Hybrid cloud? Public cloud? Software as a service? And there are many considerations to make, from security to ownership to cost.
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