Since the dawn of cloud computing, the drumbeat of pundits and pontification has been everything goes to a public cloud. Well, that’s not happened and it has been 15 years.
In fact, within a few more years the concept of cloud computing is no longer necessarily a place but merely a consumption pattern. Further, for every possible kind of workload we’re starting to see stories about data first strategies rationalizing applications.
A wise person once said…
“Different horses for different courses”
Many pundits and analysts have pushed 6 R’s
strategies as a way to indicate where cloud suitability in application portfolio rationalization takes place.
Well, perhaps there are many more than 6 R’s and not one R alone wins.
Perhaps a superfecta of R’s at the minimum seems more likely instead of assuming everything goes to the public cloud.
Oh, and about those Gartner nexus of forces… perhaps…
- The Cloud becomes Multiple Clouds then Multicloud
- The Social becomes M2M then Human Machine Partnership
- The Mobile becomes Terrestrial Ubiquity then Extraterrestrial
- The Information becomes Fabric then Fluid
This is getting long. I will go into more detail in the next newsletter. Maybe?