Amy Hodler

The Myths of Cloud Compromise (What myths are you breaking?)

Blog Post created by Amy Hodler Employee on Oct 22, 2014


There are common beliefs about cloud that just are not true. Perhaps they were once true (or maybe not) but today they are getting in our way. Sometimes myths arise as a way to explain something or they reflect old truths that never get updated but in the end we need to recognize the truth from the fanciful if we want to move forward. In the case of the cloud, they can still be true today if one holds on to outdated and immature approaches.


Cloud — it’s concepts, promises, realities, and failures have come to us with all the anticipation a riveting epic drama.  I would say it’s no wonder a few cloud myths have arisen and some are still sticking around, perhaps reflecting many of the hoped-for promises and desires that are yet unfulfilled. Particularly persistent is the myth of cloud compromise: the belief that it’s not possible to get everything you need out cloud solutions; that you must compromise on either the flexibility or control you need.  This keeps organizations from extending Business-Defined IT and blocks efforts for better productivity, aligned economics, and competitive advantage.


There are three pernicious myths that deal with cloud compromise:

  1. The Myth of Everlasting Cloud Silos
  2. The Myth of Eternal Cloud Trade-Offs
  3. The Myth of Inadequate Cloud Choices


Over the next few weeks we’re going to review these 3 myths of cloud compromise and help you reject each one, so you can pursue your cloud the way you want it. So I ask you, what cloud myths are you breaking?  Tell me and in the immortal meme from Liam Neeson, "Release the Kraken!"