Here’s the thing. For as amazing as the cloud is because of the endless capacity and pay-for-only-what-you-need model, it does nothing to help with the fact that for the past several decades you’ve been carefully building out your own IT environment on-premises. Not only have you made investments that you want to maximize before jumping to the cloud, you’ve designed your entire ecosystem around data center–based resources that just aren’t going to go away quietly.
With that in mind, I want to share what I’ve been thinking regarding our collective journey to the cloud, especially when it comes to desktop virtualization. Things like: