The public cloud promises great performance, reasonable cost and immense agility. But does it live up to it? Not if you are moving ALL your workloads to the public cloud. Not if you are doing it all on your own. Here’s why going hybrid is a much smarter option.

Awise man once said: “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

That holds true when it comes to the public cloud. The fact is you don’t know enough about the public cloud. What’s more dangerous is that you don’t know that you don’t know enough.

And that’s like shooting in the dark. Organisations today are under the impression that migrating to the public cloud—completely, and on their own—is a feat. In fact, it’s a mistake. Nearly 40 percent of organisations with public cloud experience report having moved public cloud workloads back to on-premises, mostly due to security and cost concerns, according to IDG Research.

In essence, that’s what’s called ‘public cloud buyer’s remorse’.

It’s time you took whatever you thought you knew about the public cloud and threw it out of the window. And open your door to the immense possibilities of hybrid clouds.

Blinded by the cost benefits, performance capabilities and its ability to increase agility, CIOs are taking a huge leap of faith that is based on something as vulnerable as hope. Hope that their data is in safe hands, hope that they are paying for only what they use—or they need to use—and hope that what they see is what they get.

That bubble has burst. It’s time you took whatever you thought you knew about the public cloud and threw it out of the window. And open your door to the immense possibilities of hybrid clouds.

The Trouble with Public Cloud

Rewind a few years, and you’d remember how CIOs and their organizations treated public clouds like an irrepressible problem child. Like a sword hanging over their heads, the public cloud was a constant security threat. Worse, nobody really understood it and what it could do.

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HAN CHON - DIRECTOR, DATA CENTER GROUP, LENOVO ASIA PACIFIC
Han Chon
Director, Data Center Group, Lenovo Asia Pacific

Based in Singapore, Han leads Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) and Cloud initiatives for Lenovo in the Asia Pacific region. He has over 20 years of experience within the IT industry.