Parity Check: Beware the Public Cloud Bandwagon


Unlike some other publications, we did not interpret McKinsey’s recently released ITaaS Cloud Survey findings as a ringing endorsement of the public cloud. Nay, the data doesn’t show that at all. Instead, the data shows that large enterprises have been playing catch-up.

To determine how far along a company is in their cloud migration, McKinsey asked over 800 CIOs and senior IT executives if at least one corporate workload was primarily run on a particular cloud tier. For large enterprises, only 24 percent were using a virtual private cloud in 2015, but that skyrockets to 71 percent in 2018. Ditto public cloud, with large enterprise use going from 10 percent in 2015 to 51 percent in 2018.

Read more at The New Stack.