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Cloud migration: Not so fast!

Cloud migration: Not so fast!In recent years, analysts and visionaries have been talking nonstop about digital transformation, viewing migration to a public cloud as an integral part of it. On the whole, they are likely to be right. But from our point of view, the idea that by 2020 everyone will have migrated most of …

  • 16 Feb 2019
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Cloud migration: Not so fast!
In recent years, analysts and visionaries have been talking nonstop about digital transformation, viewing migration to a public cloud as an integral part of it. On the whole, they are likely to be right. But from our point of view, the idea that by 2020 everyone will have migrated most of their workloads to the cloud looks rather optimistic. The process is undoubtedly underway, but it is going much slower than enthusiasts like to think. In fact, the migration depends on markets considerably. For North America, the real dynamics might actually approach forecast levels. There, business integration with public clouds is being aggressively pursued in all business segments and verticals — including enterprise customers. That is largely because it is the home market for the largest cloud service providers, and above all Amazon Web Services (AWS). In their home market, cloud service providers have more market penetration, capabilities, and data centers, allowing them to provide clients with the requisite capacity and, if necessary, guarantee compliance with legal data-processing requirements. But elsewhere, even in well-developed European markets, we see a different picture. Our market research and client feedback show that despite a constantly growing interest in all cloud service models, it is premature to speak of any kind of mega-trend, especially as regards enterprise companies — which, in the context of the evolution of Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security (which protects private, hybrid, and public clouds), are of primary interest to us (80% of clients that use the solution are big businesses). Why is this? It seems that at present, full migration is unattainable because of a number of obstacles. Pros In fact, companies would gladly migrate to a public cloud. The first reason is the obvious economic benefits. In the case of SMBs, it would be a sure way to reduce infrastructure costs and stay with more preferable operational expenditures rather than capital expenditures. But for most enterprise companies that already have CAPEX spending, the economic factor is less significant (although that depends on the particular business, of course). For enterprises, the top reason for migrating skyward is instead the opportunity for rapid infrastructure growth and an elastic approach to any kind of business workloads. A public cloud (especially IaaS) offers a super-convenient environment for instant access to technology stacks that usually have no local equivalent (well, there are always exceptions — e.g., Azure Stack). Sure, you can try to recreate the same level of flexibility on a local platform, say in a private cloud, but it will be eye-wateringly expensive, especially the administration. Meanwhile, public cloud providers are not sitting idle, and are constantly improving their technology stacks. For example, they now offer services to quickly build, ship, and run containers (Container as a Service) or use the FaaS (Function as a Service) model for serverless architectures, completely abstracting away from concepts such as “virtual machine,” “instance,” and the like. Providers give the client a pure development environment and charge only for function execution time — a great approach for
Source: Kaspersky Lab official blogPublished on 2019-02-15
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