By Melissa Bradbury

2018-11-27

Cloud

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Having Regrets about Going “All In” on the Cloud?

Your mother always told you too much of a good thing could spoil your appetite. And if your organization has gone all in on cloud, you may be wishing you’d heeded her words.

IDG Research learned last year that more than half of IT leaders report having to move one or more workloads back from a public cloud to a dedicated server. It turns out the cloud is best when consumed as part of a balanced IT diet, rather than the entire meal.

Why Too Much Cloud Can Make You Gloomy

Overinvesting in a single platform means you’re locked in to all the pros and cons of that platform.

First of all, it means you’re missing out on the benefits of dedicated hardware like reliable performance, easier security and compliance, and predictable expenses.

Some applications are subject to compliance and security regulations that make the cloud a poor option or non-starter. But even beyond that scenario, many applications and workloads are not well suited for a cloud environment. They may not be certified for cloud use, or they may have extremely complicated dependencies and data flows that you have to untangle or re-architect in order to make the workload cloud friendly.

If you have successfully migrated all your applications to the cloud without breaking any dependencies, you’re now stuck with all the downsides of cloud, like 3.3x higher costs for running your everyday workloads, without any way to mitigate those concerns.

A better strategy? Play to the strengths of each platform by architecting a diverse and optimized IT stack.

Getting Back on the Sunny Side

Choosing to take a hybrid multi-cloud approach means getting the optimal mix of resources for your company’s highly specific needs. Not only can you connect legacy systems with modern cloud resources from Azure or AWS, but you can connect your Azure and AWS environments to each other.

That may sound like a recipe for latency, but it can actually improve your IT’s reliability and performance when it’s architected by an expert. Codero offers Advanced Cloud Networking services to set up your infrastructure in a way that reduces latency, bandwidth costs, compliance- and security-related risk and other commonly encountered hybrid cloud issues.

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