In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, organizations aren’t just using one type of cloud infrastructure to run their business. They are often investing in several different types, from private cloud (on-premises or hosted) to public cloud, to hybrid cloud as they consider options to enhance or replace traditional data centers.
In this white paper, IDC provides considerations and a framework for making workload-based decisions about which cloud infrastructure approach to use to drive the greatest business value. In addition to qualitative factors, it also compares the five-year total cost of ownership related to the type and location of the infrastructure required to run a predetermined, representative set of enterprise workloads.
- whether to retain, refactor, rehost, re-architect, replace or retire legacy workloads
- availability of required cloud skill sets
- how best to migrate a workload to a cloud platform
- how easy is it to connect an on-prem environment to the public cloud
- the five-year TCO for private cloud, hybrid cloud, native public cloud, and 3-tier infrastructure
- ...and more!