The current cloud disconnect within the enterprise is temporary according to Andrew Cruise, MD of Routed, a neutral cloud infrastructure provider. While it is understandable to be skeptical about cloud solutions, the challenge according to Cruise, is not only education, but an innate understanding that physical control of the cloud solution is not necessary. He says that once fully understood, cloud adoption will increase and self-service management will be more readily accepted.
“Not having direct control is a real issue for organisations and the hyperscale providers such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google etc. are exacerbating the feeling. These companies have commoditised compute and storage, while at the same time distancing themselves from personal contact with their customers,” says Cruise.