In the old days of IT, budget cycles and legacy
hardware-centric architectures necessitated massive IT
procurements with multi-year commitments – slowing down
innovation as a result. Although less and less, those types
of acquisitions still happen today, as a result of IT
decisions being presented as ‘either/or’ propositions.
But as IT evolves, and innovative options become more
mainstream, agencies no longer have to choose between cloud
(hot) or traditional data centers (not). In the post-cloud
era, hybrid cloud platforms can recognize and manage
resources across the entire enterprise, whether on-prem or
off-prem, and deliver the agility, simplicity, and
cost-effectiveness that cloud computing has promised.