Memo to cloud providers: Stop selling pipe dreams

I hear a common complaint from enterprise IT leaders: The public cloud providers are pushing predictive analytics, machine learning, IoT, and other shiny, new toys. But IT leaders simply want to get their workloads running properly in the cloud. The newer, innovative stuff is not that important right now.

Most enterprises have begun to move applications and data sets to the cloud. Many expect to find a platform analog from the public cloud provider or a platform configuration that’s similar to the platforms they run on-premises. The stress on enterprises these days means there is very little time for innovation. IT has been tasked with moving thousands of workloads to the cloud, but given little time to do it.

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