Crossing the “Cloud” Chasm

Avi Networks

— by Dhritiman Dasgupta (DD)

Chasm

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?

When I look at what businesses need to be cloud-ready, a lot of what’s needed is in place. But one big weak link is the service delivery model, which still requires too many pre-determined (i.e., slow and costly) decisions. This is a valid objection when moving to the public cloud.

Unlike in a traditional data center, service delivery in the cloud must operate like a utility, smoothly managing peaks and valleys of the demands users and apps produce. So the…

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