>we found that the Cloud First policy has strong 'brand recognition' across government and that changing its name or content would not be beneficial to users."
"We have finally realised how extortionately expensive is it to try and run your entire enterprise on AWS or Azure without rearchitecting every app you have to be cloud-native. Of course we're not actually going to give departments any money to do that.
What we're going to do instead is expand the definition of 'cloud first' to allow for 'hybrid cloud' architectures. Such as the hybrid architecture where you just bung a million quid to HPE for some DL-380s to stick in your data centre the same way you've been doing for two or three decades.
By doing it this way we get to keep 'led central government cloud adoption strategy' on our CVs for when we decide to try and fuck off to AWS in two years"