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The people who maintain traditional data center systems have always objected to having IT assets managed by systems outside their firewalls. Years ago, when I predicted that this would happen, people would often laugh and not believe me. The signs were clear, even back then.
Today, Gartner research predicts that 35% of data center infrastructure will be managed from a cloud-based control plane by 2027. According to Gartner, CIOs should prioritize the development of cloud-native infrastructure within their data centers. It is important to understand that the rise of public cloud usage will heavily impact many enterprise systems both inside and outside of public clouds. This is likely to happen for a few major reasons.
First, most of the operational innovations, including the use of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, occur within public cloud providers. It’s reasonable to assume that we will utilize cloud technology to oversee all systems, regardless of their location.
Second, it’s cheaper to leverage these types of operations models, on average. It’s better technology with a much lower total cost of ownership.
Why in the cloud?
The advantages of using cloud-based operations tools to control on-premises operations include:
Scalability and flexibility. Cloud-based operational tools enable companies to easily adjust their
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