TECH BUYER Apr 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US49002822

The Future of Digital Infrastructure: Considerations for Post-Pandemic Workload Deployment Optimization


Chris Kanaracus

This IDC Perspective presents a high-level overview of the public cloud services landscape and offers prescriptive advice for IT buyers. As the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of widespread easing and governments worldwide roll back related health and safety measures, IT decision makers who found themselves thrust into hasty, costly moves to cloud-based workloads in the service of remote work and other considerations may be wise to examine the continued need for these investments, at least at their current scale.

Moreover, in the past two years, the broader IT market has generated a wealth of new products and services that emphasize private, on-premises, and edge locations, rather than public clouds, but which offer some of the same benefits and, in some cases, make more sense technically and economically.

"The power and capability of public cloud services during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be understated, as they enabled the continuation of work and life while mitigating the disruption caused by global lockdowns, social distancing, and other measures taken to combat the disease," said Chris Kanaracus, research director, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services at IDC. "However, as the world tentatively emerges from the crisis following the rollout of vaccines and rising immunity, IT buyers should take measure of the COVID-19-related investments they made and consider alternatives. Cloud workload repatriation is not a new topic, but the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the rules."



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