What to do when a ‘cloud-first’ strategy doesn’t meet all of your IT needs. 

As businesses grow, their data processing and storage requirements can expand at an explosive rate, and as they grapple with the volume, velocity, and variety of data, many have turned to public cloud solutions to provide easily scalable infrastructure. Whilst this scalability gives businesses the ability to grow and manage increased demand, some businesses discover that a ‘cloud first’ strategy doesn’t work across their entire IT infrastructure. There can be several reasons for this, including legacy applications, which simply cannot run on public cloud infrastructure, and data sovereignty requirements, which mean that the data is subject to the laws and governance structures of the country in which it is collected or stored, which cannot always be guaranteed in public cloud environments.