The cloud has become a regular element of most IT strategies. Its flexibility, agility, scalability and budget reliability make it an attractive option for nearly any organization. Forbes reported earlier this year that by mid-2018, 80 percent of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions.
But not everything can move to the cloud. Speaking recently at CDW’s Summit on Optimizing the Next-Generation Data Center, Dell’s director of customer solution centers, Moe Khan, noted that IT leaders have many reasons for maintaining in-house data centers and retaining workloads in them. The result for many organizations: a hybrid IT environment in which specific workloads are strategically placed with a public cloud provider, a private cloud or an in-house data center.
In fact, the Forbes report stated that hybrid cloud adoption grew three times over the last year, increasing from 19 percent of organizations to 57 percent.
So how do data center operators decide what stays in house and what goes to the cloud?