back to article Economic headwinds be damned, cloud migrations 'not stopping'

Despite global economic concerns that are taking a bite out of confidence across much of the tech industry, mystics at Gartner say "cloud migration is not stopping." Some $591 billion is projected to be spent globally by public cloud end users in 2023, with all of the variants growing by double digits. "Current inflationary …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Gartner say "cloud migration is not stopping."

    And we all know how accurate they are, so....

    'Cloud' providers should be worrying,

    1. Robert Moore

      Exactly what I came here to say.

      Have Gartner EVER been right?

  2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    cloud spending will continue through perpetual cloud usage

    Alchemy 2022-style.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Even the cloud Kool Aid chugging management* at somewhere not too far removed from me has been pondering how much money we're throwing in that direction as of late.

    *eg Their answer to many things has been "throw it in the cloud", no matter if it's a good idea or not (both in technical and cost terms).

  4. NoneSuch Silver badge

    Accountants are to Blame

    Accountants ruin all products and services in time.

    They see a need to shave .0072 pence off the cost of a hamburger patty and before you know it, they all taste of cardboard.

    Accountants love the Cloud. They can make regular monthly payments instead of capital expenses. It makes their Excel spreadsheets look good and "saves money" over traditional locally owned infrastructure. With CFO encouragement the Executives post more and more of their business into the Cloud. The Board loves the concept, because all the cool kids are going to the Cloud.

    Of course, in time, some anonymous MS or Amazon engineer will post the wrong script or some doofus with a backhoe will plunge their datacenters into the Dark Ages. With all their data eggs in one basket, companies who "went to the Cloud" will be find their entire production and backups are all in the same DC with no plan B. No contact with clients, no emails and all you can do is wait for those same engineers to get your business back up and running.

    There is no Cloud, it's just someone else's server. Anyone putting core contact with their customers fully in the hands of another company deserves what they get. And in time they will.

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