It would be a serious oversimplification to think that all workloads should reside in the hyperscale public cloud. Today’s infrastructures are a mix of legacy environments, colo and private and public cloud with more than one public cloud supporting the infrastructure, application or platform. In addition to centralized hyperscale cloud, the IoT (Internet of Things) is pushing the bounds of user experience to dispersed computing environments.
Some companies are fully on board with cloud but must maintain certain legacy applications too costly to warrant rewriting for cloud migration. Many opt for a blend of their own infrastructure and cloud providers, using public cloud for certain functions while managing its own resources with a combination of colo and interconnect facilities. Many organizations rely on multiple cloud providers availing themselves of the many options from bare metal to service to SaaS with even greater benefits achieved when these providers are integrated in some fashion. By selecting multiple providers for workloads of varying demands, organizations can maximize cost efficiencies.
The art lies in designing the right balance of centralized and dispersed resources across a company’s own private facilities and multiple cloud service providers.
In his article “Forget about the cloud, imagine hybrid multi-cloud fog,” Joe Weinman elaborates with examples of how companies are putting these strategies to work.
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