Cloud computing isn’t a topic that managers are neutral about. However, that doesn’t mean that the decisions we make about cloud rollouts are logical.
‘Hyperscale’ cloud providers (the big guns like AWS and Azure) have assumed a dominant position in the cloud market. But scale brings its own set of problems, as any obese person can attest.
Management invariably wants IT to be faster and cheaper and more reliable. Delivering that trifecta is almost impossible, but it’s worth bearing in mind that improving raw performance doesn’t always have to be the goal. You may need speed, but you probably don’t need speed everywhere.