What is the Boomerang Effect?

Enterprises that put all their workloads into a single infrastructure solution such as public clouds are realizing there are limitations. As requirements around security, compliance and cost management become increasingly stringent, businesses are “boomeranging” back to hybrid IT models.

One size doesn’t fit all

In today’s dynamic IT landscape, enterprises are faced with important decisions when it comes to workload placement, including considerations around cost, visibility and control, and security and privacy of their data. Public cloud platforms offer organizations a quick fix for dealing with the explosion of data and applications they’re attempting to manage, but dumping all workloads into the same infrastructure solution may cause unintended consequences.

Many IT decision makers say their organizations have recently migrated applications or data that were primarily part of a public cloud environment to an on-premises or private cloud solution.

Forward-thinking enterprises should carefully consider the individual requirements for each of their workloads prior to making decisions about their IT infrastructure to ensure the wrong move isn’t made initially—leading them to take part in the boomerang phenomenon.

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Benefits of hybrid IT

Hybrid IT environments can create a successful infrastructure model for organizations by aligning workloads to the right technology and location through a combination of IT environments, including hosted private cloud, multi-tenant cloud, public cloud, and colocation. Benefits include: