Earlier, we talked about the challenges in transitioning from the datacenter to a cloud-based model (http://avinetworks.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/crossing-the-cloud-chasm/). Let’s take a closer look at the obstacles to the key enablers of the cloud: service delivery, service management and service economics.
With any disruptive innovation, there will always be innovators and early adopters who eagerly jump on the bandwagon. Today, we’re seeing more and more businesses move to the cloud as users take advantage of its utility-based model and associated economic benefits. So why isn’t everyone “crossing the chasm” and what will it take to persuade the late majority and laggards to move to the cloud?
There is no doubt that on-demand cloud services are gaining ground among corporate users of all sizes. Despite the obvious promises of greater flexibility and efficiency, the transition to cloud is incomplete until we can solve a few thorny issues.