How to be a responsible devil’s advocate about the cloud

People like me keep saying that the cloud is here, it’s real, and it’s good — so stop resisting. But it is okay to push back on the cloud. Really.

Opinions that provide a devil’s-advocate point of view that can help you better understand the reasons for moving workloads to the cloud. And the cloud is not always a fit, so some of that devil’s advocacy will save you from putting things in the cloud that shouldn’t be there. You have to take things on a case-by-case basis.

However, what drives me nuts is when people move from pushing back on the cloud to ranting. Those rants frequently rely on inaccurate or misleading information — and that should have no place in a real strategy or tactical discussion.

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