Castles in the air: shining a light on the right cloud strategy

Cloud has become the norm for enterprise IT, but dreams of pushing everything to the hyperscalers have faded as the business value of hybrid cloud and co-location have reasserted themselves

Whether the final destination is the public cloud, private cloud, co-location or, most likely, a combination of them all, the days of heavy-duty on-premise IT are numbered. Picture: Getty

From the most complex virtualised infrastructure or development platforms right down to quotidian business IT tasks, such as office productivity or print serving, more and more enterprise spend is going to the cloud.

With such a wide definition of cloud, the term’s very meaning starts to look a little fuzzy. What we can say for sure, though, is that businesses are re-evaluating their IT needs – and spend – seeking to better serve staff and ...