3 reasons cost isn't the best motivator for moving to the cloud

3 reasons cost isn't the best motivator for moving to the cloud

Cloud hype is all around you — you're told it's critical to ensuring a digital future for your business. Whether you choose cloud, hybrid cloud, or hybrid multi-cloud, you have numerous decisions to make, even as you continue the daily work of enhancing your customers' experience and agile delivery of your applications (including legacy applications) — likely some of your business' most important resources.

Companies are paying an average of 36% more for cloud services than they need to, according to the Business Insider article mentioned above.

One reason is that public cloud providers enthusiastically support customers coming agnostically into their cloud. As customers leverage more of the platform's cloud-native features, they reach a monetary threshold, and technical support drops off dramatically.

It's a classic case of vendor lock-in, where the public cloud provider knows it is cost-prohibitive for the customer to migrate off its cloud, so it doesn't feel compelled to provide better service.

It's high time there is more context and circumspection around moving to cloud. Once "going in" it is often to late to wake up to the realities if these are negative. Many cloud vendors are only too happy to pull clients into their cloud as the vendor is then completely in the driving seat.

See https://opensource.com/article/18/6/reasons-move-to-cloud

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3 reasons cost isn't the best motivator for moving to the cloud
Learn why cost savings shouldn't be the primary driver for migrating to the cloud.

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