Agility. Massive Scalability. If these represent some of your goals as an IT organization in 2017, you’re probably looking at migrating your physical to cloud servers. But don't forget about what you leave behind...
Do you remember the first time you put on a pair of glasses? Maybe, like me, you were in middle school, sitting in the Doctor’s chair and looking out the window as he slid the glasses down onto the bridge of your nose for the first time.
Zynga was at it again. Times had changed, and they needed to change with them. Back in 2009 in an effort to curb excess technology spending, Zynga made the decision to migrate partially out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and onto a hybrid cloud powered by CloudStack. However, when you grow like Zynga has things tend to change quickly, and after a few years of using their internal Z-Cloud it was time for another change.
Cloud Computing has been growing in the enterprise faster than kudzu in the spring, but that growth just scratches the surface. According to a January 2015 study by RightScale, 88% of enterprises use the public cloud in some form, but 68% of respondents admitted that less than one-fifth of their app portfolios currently run in the cloud.