Ashley Villegas October 17, 2019
Not everyone is rushing head first into the cloud; 2019 research shows 98 per cent of businesses currently still run on-premise servers, with 72 per cent planning to purchase new server hardware within the next three years. So any investment in multi-cloud must be tied in with the investment in your own on-premise servers, storage and networking equipment.
“Adopting a strategy of deploying predictable, relatively static workloads on-premise while bursting to the cloud when demand dictates is likely to be the most cost-effective option, and investing in standardised deployment models and tooling opens this up to organisations of all sizes,” says Mr Adamson.
In addition, as cloud matures some basic aspects of technology are seeing prices fall. The commoditisation of infrastructure-as-a-service, or IaaS, means initial costs for some use-cases, such as storage or back-up and disaster recovery, can now be quite attractive.
Meanwhile, Mark Cree, chief executive of cloud storage solutions startup InfiniteIO, notes: “Data migration and tiering techniques have long existed, storing infrequently accessed files on private or public cloud storage, which is relatively less expensive compared to primary storage. Enterprise IT teams should support existing workloads moving to the cloud by making all the associated files available to people and applications regardless of location.”
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