Software-Defined & Cloud

Although Discover Vegas is starting to turn into a distant memory, one of the prevailing themes throughout the show was discussions around the use of the public cloud. This is not necessarily a new conversation, but with the advent of recent public cloud outages and unexpected cost increases, many customers who have moved a lot of their workloads to the cloud are pausing and starting to wonder if they have made all the right choices. Clearly the public cloud is very suitable for running many dev, test and production applications. But is it suitable for everything?

I have added some recent blogs that might help you weigh all the pros and cons about when and where to engage with the public cloud. Happy reading!!

Turn the Tables on Your Financial Risk by Moving Out of the Public Cloud

Elvis Has Left the Building. Why Some Are Exiting the Public Cloud

Is your public cloud just burning money?

Chris Purcell has 29+ years of experience working with technology within the datacenter. Currently focused on integrated systems (server, storage, networking and cloud which come wrapped with a complete set of integration consulting and integration services.)

You can find Chris on Twitter as @Chrispman01 and @HPE_ConvergedDI and his contribution to the HPE CI blog at