With all the buzz around cloud, it sometimes seems like thatís the only option business leaders want to hear about when IT projects are in the mix. But, is cloud right for every application?
According to the November 2012 Forrester Research, Inc. Report by Bill Martorelli: ďManaged Hosting: Still Relevant Despite Cloud’s RiseĒ, itís not. †While many business and IT leaders are excited about the promise of the cloud, they should also be thinking about whether or not†it offers the right features and benefits for what theyíre trying to accomplish.
As the report points out, customers still need hosting if and when:
- Workloads require control and security
- There are concerns about shared networking
- Workloads are diverse
- IT involvement is required vs. self-provisioning
You can read the full report, which addresses the different models and sourcing considerations.
The bottom line is that cloud isnít all or nothing.† Thatís why many enterprises are using hybrid delivery scenarios to meet the needs of diverse workloads.