From cloud first to cloud smart: How enterprises are getting smarter about their AWS cloud adoption

ROBIN REDDICK | April 9, 2019

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Today’s enterprises are getting smarter about the cloud. In the early days of digital transformation, the hype around public cloud made it seem almost magical a way for IT to increase agility, lower cost, and enable instant scalability with the wave of a wand. Over time, though, a more nuanced reality became apparent. On-demand resources can be a boon for developers, business units, and the organization as a whole, but their radical ease of provisioning can also lead to out-of-control costs, security gaps, management headaches, and the rueful discovery that not every workload is truly cloud-friendly. Having learned a few painful but important lessons, IT leaders are now making more thoughtful decisions about when and how to use the cloud and discovering that the resulting value can still seem close to supernatural.

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