What were the main factors in your cloud strategy/ transformation?

I’m familiar with the typical CapEx to OpEx but curious if there were any unique reasons that prompted a shift from on prem compute to cloud compute?


For us the reasons weren’t really unique - same age-old considerations;

  • We really needed ability to scale up our internal testing and development far beyond what we had available on-prem.
  • Buying and maintaining equipment on that scale, for tests we only need to run periodically didn’t make any sense.

We still use our on-prem for some of our smaller day to day testing and development, but when working on a grid solution - pretty much every developer and QA person needs several machines).
We would have a real hard time scaling our dev efforts without the scale-y properties of the cloud.