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Cloud First

“Cloud First” – it’s something we’ve all heard from a variety of companies but why do some organisations struggle with “Cloud First”? Before we can get in to the “why organisations struggle with Cloud First” conversation, we need to understand two things: What is “Cloud”? What is “Cloud First”? What is Cloud? Cloud isn’t a location – this may sound controversial but there are many types of Cloud: Private, Community, Hybrid and Public. NIST define that Cloud computing has five distinct characteristics: On-demand self-service Broad network access Resource pooling Rapid elasticity or expansion Measured service So, what is Cloud? It is a model of working – simple as that. It is about abstracting the underlying Compute, Network and Storage at the heart of every IT infrastructure and commoditisi...

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