The public cloud has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. In fact, according to Melanie Posey, Research Director for Cloud and Managed Services Transformation at 451 Research, it’s entering its teen years (sure, but who’s counting?). And if there’s one thing some teenagers are known for, it’s “drama and complexity,” she says.
Migrating to the cloud is a massive undertaking for any business, but for small and medium size businesses, it’s particularly difficult. According to Nicole Henderson, research analyst at 451 Research, one of the biggest challenges these businesses face is understanding all of the available options in the cloud market and choosing the “best execution and venue for their workloads and applications.”