The Truth About Cloud-First: It Can Take Years

Congratulations! You work for a large organization that has announced a cloud-first policy: The new default assumption is that any new system will be stood up in the cloud.

The upside reasons include: Flexibility: Stand up new systems in hours not quarters. Scalability: Leverage cloud elastic scalability to manage peaks in demand. Cost: move to a use-based payment model that is CAPEX rather than OPEX. These are just some of the reasons we’re seeing a cloud-first shift this year among some very large Informatica customers. But here is the inconvenient truth: For the vast majority of large organizations, moving from all-on-premise to all-cloud is a multi-year transition.

Author: Roger Nolan


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