• When to put workloads in the public cloud
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    When to put workloads in the public cloud

    Steve Bigelow: The days of vast, complex, and costly private data centers are waning as businesses look for workload deployment alternatives. Perhaps the most important of these alternatives is the public cloud. There are five major factors that drive businesses to migrate their workloads to the public cloud. So, let’s look at each one. Cost benefits are usually the first factor that drives workload migration to the public cloud. Traditional data centers require expensive investments in physical hardware and facilities, not to mention the costs of continued maintenance. In some cases, being tied to hardware can stifle innovation too. In the public cloud, a business uses the cloud provider’s infrastructure…