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Executive Viewpoint 2017 Prediction: ZL Technologies


Jan 25, 2017

The Industry Will Look at the Cloud, from Both Sides Now

While migration to the cloud will maintain momentum, some cloud business will start drifting back to, and get anchored on, the ground, while others will evince hybrid qualities between “Heaven” and “Earth.” This movement will be especially pronounced in the large enterprise applications space. Reasons include:

  • Beyond a certain size/volume, on-prem may be more economical than cloud.
  • Each cloud deployment becomes an effective silo, making management information across clouds much more difficult.
  • Complexity/Criticality. When the data becomes too critical to the enterprise, or when the data analytics becomes too complex or demanding, it may make sense for the data to stay on the ground. This trend may be further accelerated by security breaches in the cloud.

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