With many organizations accelerating their digital transformation, faster cloud migration of IT applications was seen as the key step to driving business outcomes. These rapid changes increased cybersecurity risks, imposing a heavy burden on infrastructure teams, including networking and security operations.
During this period of rapid cloud adoption, IT teams are realizing that the application journey is not the same for every workload. In fact, some of these applications are better suited to be run from a data center for compliance, cost, and sovereignty reasons. Some applications need elasticity and global reach and are therefore more suited for public clouds. And still, some others need fast response times and are best suited for edge compute. Deployment cost, agility, availability, security, and user experience are key factors determining the application journey.