The Flip Side of Public Clouds

Cloud repatriation has become a new global trend. More and more large companies decide to move their data and workload from public clouds back to on-premise or private clouds. What pushes enterprises to invest in their own infrastructure?
LONDON - Sept. 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Publicity Dangers

In August media agencies exploded with the news about the data breaches in the public clouds that resulted in unsanctioned exposure of secret documents and private data.

Due to the public cloud storage insecurity, someone disclosed online the terrorist watch list. It was compiled by the U.S. government and contained 1.9 million private records.

Some days later, one of the largest public cloud providers warned its private and enterprise cloud computing customers that their data was no longer secret. Intruders might have had access to the information and could not only read or copy the data but also change or even delete something from the central databases of the world's largest enterprise.

Commenting on the watchlist case, security experts named public cloud misconfigurations the main issue of data exposure to the internet. The database placed in public clouds is an easy catch for the intruders as the data has been left open by companies, numerous suppliers, and vendors.

Broken Hopes for Cloud Economy

In the early days, the companies truly believed that the public cloud saved money. And today, many of them are trapped with the extensively growing cloud costs.

To place all data on the public cloud is not cheap and safe. Getting the data back is often charged additionally and takes time. The economy of scale actively promoted by the hyperscale cloud providers has become a dream that did not come true. Besides, additional services and new valuable functions should be paid above the approved cloud costs.

Nowadays, the illusion of cheap public clouds is coming to an end. The latest market trend is an "unclouding" or "cloud repatriation". The companies migrate their workloads and data from the public cloud to a cloud located within an on-premise data center or to a colocation provider.

Keep Calm and Stay Private

Private cloud is not even an alternative for companies focused on control, security, performance, and costs. It is the only right way to build the cloud infrastructure and organize the key enterprise workloads.

At a certain workload growth scale, the private cloud is definitely the lowest-cost cloud solution for enterprises. For instance, Sardina's FishOS (, an efficient cloud management software, offers its customers the "pay-as-you-grow" pricing model to provide organizations with confidentiality in planning their budgets. The possibility to tailor the cloud according to your specific business needs is also an essential option that is only possible within a private cloud solution.

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