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Repatriate Cloud Services

Empower your digital journey on your terms.

Your organization's current cloud infrastructure faces a number of challenges, including rising costs, vendor lock-in, and compliance requirements. You must develop a comprehensive plan for exiting the cloud and moving your infrastructure back to an on-premises solution while ensuring a cost-effective and secure transition.

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Critical Insight

  • Evaluate workloads to find the best type of infrastructure for them before committing to migrate them.
  • Design your on-premises infrastructure and allocate resources for servers, storage, networking, etc., to ensure a smooth migration.
  • Analyze costs associated with building your on-premises infrastructure and include power consumption costs to support your decision to repatriate services.

Impact and Result

  • Informed decisions prevent misplacements of workloads and optimizes performance and efficient use of resources.
  • Designing on-premises infrastructure based on workload requirements ensures that the required amounts of computing power, storage, and other resources are readily available and avoid downtime.
  • Analyzing costs associated with building on-premises infrastructure provides a clear financial picture and helps the decision-making process.

Repatriate Cloud Services Research & Tools

1. Repatriate Cloud Services Deck – Assess, plan, and seamlessly repatriate workloads.

This document walks you through the challenges and intricacies of repatriating workloads on the cloud and provides a step-by-step guide to assess workloads and build a reference architecture for on-premises infrastructure.

2. Workload Assessment and Reference Architecture Tool – Assess your workload for infrastructure suitability and record the on-premises architecture required for it.

This tool helps you find the most suitable placement for your workloads, plan and record the components for your on-premises hardware and software, and calculates the power consumption costs to run it.

Repatriate Cloud Services

Empower your digital journey on your terms.

Analyst Perspective

Recent years have seen a shift in the enterprise landscape as some companies choose to move to the cloud. A key driver of this trend is the increasing emphasis on cost efficiency and control. Although cloud services are convenient, they can increase operating costs, especially as businesses scale and require more resources. Additionally, concerns about data security and compliance are causing organizations to reevaluate their reliance on the cloud. Some companies, especially those with sensitive data or strict regulatory requirements, find it convenient to bring operations back in-house or adopt hybrid solutions.

At the same time, SaaS and PaaS solutions continue to grow, providing businesses with scalable and convenient options for applications and platforms. While outsourcing some services, organizations recognize the value of SaaS and PaaS and value their ease of use and rapid deployment capabilities. Ultimately, this dual approach allows companies to customize their IT architecture by taking advantage of both the reliability of on-premises systems and the convenience of cloud-based services.

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Nitin Mukesh
Senior Research Analyst
Info-Tech Research Group

Executive Summary

Your Challenge

Our organization's current cloud infrastructure faces a number of challenges, including rising costs, vendor lock-in, and compliance requirements.

We must develop a comprehensive plan for exiting the cloud and transitioning our infrastructure back to an on-premises solution while ensuring a cost-effective and secure transition.

Common Obstacles

Without proper planning and expertise, you may find it difficult to complete the transition successfully.

The migration process, including data transfer, application reconfiguration, and testing, can cause business disruption and downtime.

Info-Tech's Approach

Once you have a clear understanding of your current usage, you can begin planning for your repatriation. This may include purchasing new hardware and software, transferring data to a new location, or migrating applications to a new platform.

Although the process can be complex and time-consuming, taking the time to plan and implement a successful repatriation project can help your organization reduce costs and regain control of its IT infrastructure.

Thought Model

An image of the Thought Model, with four steps: Evaluate Workloads; Define On-Premises Architecture; Cost Analyis; and Build Your Infrastructure.

Your Challenge

Cost Optimization:
Cloud costs may be unexpected or higher than expected due to factors such as data egress costs, storage costs, or fluctuating usage patterns. Payment models in the cloud can be complex and confusing, leading to unexpected costs. Repatriating some workloads allows organizations to better control costs and optimize IT spending.

Performance and Latency Considerations:
Some applications or workloads may require low-latency or high-performance capabilities that cannot be fully achieved in the cloud due to network connectivity or shared resources. Repatriating these workloads to your on-premises infrastructure can improve performance and reduce latency.

Vendor Flexibility and Avoidance of Lock-In:
Cloud repatriation allows organizations to avoid being tied to a single cloud provider. You can adopt a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy, leveraging the capacity of different providers and maintaining the flexibility to choose the best cloud environment for your specific workloads or applications.

Avoid Limited Customization and Control:
Public cloud environments can have limited customization and control due to shared infrastructure and standardized configurations. Some organizations may require specialized hardware, software, or specific configurations that are not readily available in the public cloud. Bringing workloads home gives organizations more control and customization options to meet their unique needs.

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