The world is changing! It seems like you can’t load a news site without hearing that the cloud is going to overrun the on-premises server. If you don’t move your workloads today, you’re a dinosaur and you’re going to be left behind and replaced with someone more forward-thinking! Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have it worse than their larger brethren, too. They have smaller budgets, smaller staffs, and fewer IT resources, but they’re expected to get the same — or more — work done in the same amount of time.
The answer for many has been to turn to the cloud. Or is it?
To hear some tell it, the cloud is the only way forward for IT. I disagree. Even for smaller organizations, cloud is just an option. Many companies will — and should — choose to retain an onpremises computing environment in addition to the choices that they make for the cloud.
In this book, you see that there are two sides to the server infrastructure equation and discover how each contributes to what will ultimately become the new normal in IT: hybrid IT.