As the public cloud has matured, it’s clear there’s still a debate about what workloads the cloud is good for and which it’s not.
The real answer to this question is that it depends on the business. For startup companies who were born in the cloud and have all their data in the cloud, it will make sense to do your data processing in the cloud. For companies that have big data center footprints, or co-location infrastructure set up, then there may not be a reason to lift and shift to the cloud. Each business will have its own specific use cases, some of which may be good for the cloud, and others which may not be.
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