The Retreat of Hybrid IT? | “People Who Wanted to go 70%-80% in the Cloud Within 5 years are now Shooting for 50”

AUSTIN, TX – As we anticipate the demands of our customers heading into 2020, a few different topics are top of mind in terms of messy waters in need of navigation. One is Hybrid IT, so CAPRE’s recent Texas Data Center Summit dove deep into this territory with a panel discussion titled, “What are Current Customer Needs, What are Cloud Providers Doing to Meet Current Demand, and What do They Anticipate in the Future?” Moderator Fred Holloway, Vice-President for the Western Region at CyrusOne began the panel by asking panelist Emil Sayegh, President and CEO of Ntirety Inc, to elucidate on “Are there applications or workloads that you’re finding customers are really challenged by in the Public Cloud?” posed Holloway. “Maybe they’re starting to bring them back in or are looking for new ways to manage them?” “Absolutely,” replied Sayegh. “Applications that are 15 years older or more, and there are tons of them. All of them were built before the concept of virtualization even existed -- much less the Cloud. All of these legacy applications, whenever you lift and shift them into the Public Cloud, they run extremely efficiently, and are expensive. So unless you go in and re-factor them, to run in the Public Cloud, it’s going to be inefficient. That’s what people always talk about. They have a lot of remorse for putting their legacy infrastructure in the Public Cloud. If you have something that you’re building…