5 Reasons to Leave the Cloud
The main reasons for cloud repatriation are cost considerations, a need for visibility and control, performance optimization needs, data security concerns, or regulatory compliance requirements.
1. Cost considerations: Out of all these possible drivers of cloud repatriation, the cost seems to be the predominant factor in most cases. As the utilization of cloud services increases, the associated operational expenses also rise, posing a potential threat to IT budgets and even impacting profits. The most well-known cloud providers, such as AWS and Azure, offer pricing structures that are often subject to change, and they also charge the so-called egress fees that are calculated per megabyte of data, which is why cost increases with the rising amount of data. All in all, these pricing structures cause organizations to pay more for cloud services instead of what was initially expected.
2. Need for visibility and control: Another prominent reason for cloud repatriation is the lack of control organizations have over their data in cloud environments, especially when it comes to determining the hosting location of their application workloads or the storage location of their data. Companies often face limitations imposed by their providers and rarely possess complete control over data management. In contrast, internal IT teams have complete ownership and control over their data within an on-premises setting, allowing them to retain all information and choose hardware and software that best suits their objectives.