Virtualization of server systems has become self-evident for many companies. The flexibility of using resources more efficiently in data centers – and saving money in the process – is a step that almost everyone is taking. But the same companies are evidently having trouble embracing the next stage of evolution, namely migrating the virtual machines to the cloud. And the reasons are more than just technical.
The now widespread corporate austerity policies have rendered the area of innovation essentially non-existent, as it does not contribute to the primary value chain. What is it good for anyway? Servers were scaled, purchased, operated for several years with the necessary software, and then replaced with a more powerful model. This mantra worked without a hitch for decades. But progress is forcing companies to rethink their strategies, and is putting the fear of god into many of the IT employees.