The big bang theory of cloud conversion is ain't happening...
Now that we are a couple of years into the great cloud journey is it pretty clear that the big bang theory of cloud conversion is ain't happening.
Yes, ISVs are moving rapidly to the SaaS model and it would be hard to find a software startup who is *not* starting in the cloud, but enterprise adoption of the public cloud is happening at a more stately pace.
In large part this is due to the simplification required to make public clouds efficient and the complexity that characterizes most enterprise IT environments. To put it differently, the public cloud makes app deployment simple by pruning app deployment options to the point that few enterprise applications can fit.
Moving forward, I see two paths for cloud adoption: evolutionary and revolutionary.
Over time, the revolutionary cloud will offer more choice and flexibility while the evolutionary cloud will offer higher automation. Some questions for enterprise developers to answer as they move along this path include:
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