The cloud is very easy and cheap to migrate to, but once you get to a certain scale, the cloud is not very cost effective.
There are a couple of hidden cloud costs, post-migration, that cloud customers aren't aware of until after the fact. It might be inexpensive for you to upload your data to the cloud, but what about when you want your data back? What is the cost to pull your data back down off of public cloud?
That's one aspect of it. Secondly, we need to think about next generation workloads. If you're doing a standard workload that uses a simple x86 processor with a little bit of storage and a little bit of networking, those types of instances can be available on the cloud in a relatively cost-effective manner.When we start thinking about next generation workloads - workloads that leverage GPUs, workloads that leverage FPGAs, workloads that leverage high connectivity of six or eight, 16 GPUs inside of a single cluster.
Learn more about the considerations to make before migrating to the public cloud in this video featuring Sumit Puri, CEO of Liqid.