Hybrid Cloud | April 12, 2023
By Keith Bromley : Sr. Manager, Product Marketing
While public cloud networking has many benefits, it is also being overhyped as this new infographic shows.
This is where the old adage, “Too much of a good thing,” comes into play.
According to the infographic, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are running into cost overruns.
A key analyst expects that by 2024, 60% of I&O leaders will have encountered public cloud cost overruns that have negatively impacted their on-premises budgets.
Another key analyst has found that businesses are starting to move some of their operations away from cloud networks and back to their on-premises data centers. This analyst expects that 71% of businesses are moving some or all of those public cloud workloads back to on-prem. The main reason for this reverse migration is that not everything should be moved to the cloud in the first place — you need a “Right Cloud” approach.
In this context, Right Cloud means taking advantage of both environments. When you look at complexity, uptime, performance, security and ROI, the cloud does not excel at everything. It has its positives and negatives — just like everything else. Or as someone once said, “You need the right tool for the right job. A hammer doesn’t work for all use cases.” Maybe I’m quoting two separate people there, but you get the gist.
So, what you are left with then is a hybrid cloud approach that mixes a public cloud network with your physical on-premises network. By combining the two separate solutions into one solution — you get the best of both worlds. The cloud gives you better agility and speed while on-premises networks give you better control and security options.